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Lawnswood High School

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Lawnswood High School was a girls' grammar school in Lawnswood, north Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, close to the A660.



In 1854 the Leeds Mechanics Institute set up a girls' school, The Ladies Educational Institution, at 4 South Parade, Leeds. It later moved to Queens Square, and the name was changed to Leeds Girls' School in 1868 when it moved to the Leeds Mechanics Institute (the building which now houses Leeds City Museum). In 1909 it was renamed Leeds Girls' Modern School, and at this time it was in premises in Willow Terrace.

In 1932 the school moved to Lawnswood and took the name Lawnswood High School. It was to merge with its brother school Leeds Modern School, a boys' grammar school, in 1972 to form the school now known as Lawnswood School.

Notable alumni

  • Prof Karin Barber, Professor of African Cultural Anthropology at the University of Birmingham since 1999
  • Elaine Burton, Baroness Burton of Coventry, Labour MP for Coventry South from 1950-9
  • Joan Firth CB, Chair of Bradford Health Authority from 1998-2000
  • Catherine Bennett, Journalist and commentator
  • Noel Whelan (footballer), footballer and football commentator for BBC Radio Leeds
  • References

    Lawnswood High School Wikipedia

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