South Leeds Roundup: Brands, blades and ladies boxing

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week down in Holbeck where we discover that HEA is the new name for Holbeck Elderly Aid who have gone through a bit of re-branding. Their strapline ‘Reaching

Literacy Festival set to be a huge success

The South Leeds Academy is staging an innovative festival to inspire and boost literacy amongst parents and students in Key Stage 3. With a national drive on the improvement and importance of literacy attainment, The South Leeds Academy are hosting their first ever ‘Literacy Festival’ on Monday 19 October 2015

Ofsted: South Leeds Academy is improving

Academy described as failing 18 months ago is removed from Ofsted’s serious weaknesses category. The South Leeds Academy, once described by the government as failing to provide an adequate education for its students, is celebrating after being removed from the serious weaknesses category following a visit by Ofsted inspectors in

South of the River – What’s happening in our schools?

  We are to get a new high school, the Ruth Gorse Academy. I say we, the sponsors seem to be promoting it as a city centre school, but then they also say it will connect to and the communities of Holbeck, Beeston and Hunslet. The cynic in me thinks