North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020

A seamless move

How the move will take place

This is an exciting time in the history of The Grammar School at Leeds as we move Rose Court, our nursery and prep-prep school, from Headingley to Alwoodley Gates. This is not without a tinge of sadness as we have had a presence in Headingley for nearly 150 years. Whilst we will be leaving the building and grounds behind, we will be bringing to Alwoodley all of the elements that makes Rose Court special, its staff, its ethos, and most importantly the pupils themselves.

An inspiring head teacher
We are delighted Mrs Gabrielle Solti joined us this September as Head of Primary. She brings a tremendous passion and commitment to primary education, developed over many years working at a number of leading schools in both the state and the independent sector. Gabrielle’s ambition is to make GSAL Primary the leading primary school in the north of England. She is working closely with the current team to enable them to deliver an inspiring and challenging curriculum, a diverse and high-quality co-curricular programme and superb pastoral care.

Gabrielle is part of the school’s executive leadership team working alongside Sue Woodroofe, Principal, Graham Purves, Head of Senior School, and Steve Kingston, Director of Finance and Operations, to oversee all aspects of our 3-18 school.

Building works
We are committed to minimising the disruption for pupils and parents, so we are undertaking most of the work during the school holidays, with some projects already completed. As there are no additional buildings, the majority of the works will be unseen until much closer to September 2020. However, we are confident that when you come to school in September 2020 you will be impressed by the transformation, inside and out, to create an outstanding primary school.

Keen to find out more
Our open doors events provide more details on the new school and updates on progress. There will be the opportunity to meet Mrs Solti along with the opportunity to ask questions, view floorplans and see a little bit of Rose Court already in situ at Alwoodley Gates.

Our legacy at Rose Court and our commitment to education in Headingley
Although we will be moving to Alwoodley Gates, we are keen that Rose Court retains its educational roots and serves a role in the local area. We are pleased to have agreed the sale of the site to Leeds City Council, to enable the council to meet the need for additional SEND provision for children in the city.

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