Locations across Leeds where you can access free school meals during half term

Leeds City Council, charities, community organisations and businesses have come together to provide locations where struggling families can access free school meals during the October half term. Sparked by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays, the city’s business community has rallied to support struggling families by offering free…

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Deadline for applying for a year 7 place in 2021 approaches

Parents and carers have until 31 October to submit their applications for their child’s secondary school place (year 7) for September 2021. Families are advised to use all five of their preferences to give their child the best chance of being allocated a place at a preferred school as using less doesn’t increase the…

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New adult learning courses now available in communities across Leeds

An exciting programme offering adults the chance to learn a new skill or improve their knowledge of different subjects and topics has officially launched this month. Running throughout the academic year, a variety of courses for adults aged 19 and over will be available through Leeds Adult Learning, commissioned by Leeds City Council. Funded by the…

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A-level results are in for Leeds students

Around 4,300 Leeds pupils received their A level results after a challenging and unprecedented academic year. On 18 March, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that GCSE and A-level exams would be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, schools were asked to produce Centre Assessed Grades for their students.  These are the most…

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Leeds City Council statement on re-opening primary schools

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council executive member for learning, skills, employment and equality said: “Last week, the Government declared which year group cohorts (Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6) can return to school from June 1 at the earliest, joining those pupils who have been eligible to attend school throughout the past…

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Consultation begins for new SEND places in Leeds

Consultation has started in Leeds on plans for a new special free school for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The number of children and young people with SEND living in Leeds has increased over the past decade, leading to an increase in demand for specialist provision. To make…

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Schools take part in Big Leeds Book Grab

Schools from across the city joined the Big Leeds Book Grab, with each one choosing up to 150 free books from a warehouse packed with 8,000 brand new titles. With an array of fiction and non-fiction for ages 3-15 on offer, it was a great opportunity to refresh school libraries, ready for National Libraries…

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Council teams up with schools to launch Leeds Careers Charter

Leeds City Council and its partners in business and education have come together to pledge their commitment to support and improve the skills of young people in Leeds to make informed choices and plan their future careers. The council, working with business, schools and young people, has launched the Leeds Careers Charter. The charter aims to…

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Applications open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents and carers across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for September next year. Although it is only early in the summer holidays, families with children starting secondary school in September 2020 can already start applying for their child’s school place. Parents and carers are…

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Leeds pupils take part in 200 mile Yorkshire cycle relay

Leeds pupils have taken part in the 2019 Schools Yorkshire Tour this week, a 200-mile cycle relay which aims to encourage more pupils to cycle to school and improve cycle skills. Pupils from various schools across the city have been transporting the baton from school to school, starting at Guiseley Primary School in the…

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Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

The largest Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair in the north returns to the Leeds first direct arena on Monday 4 March, 4pm – 8pm. The event kick starts a range of activities taking place throughout the city for National Apprenticeship Week 2019. Offering apprenticeship vacancies across a wide range of occupations over 130 organisations will be…

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