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School begins 10th birthday celebrations

Wednesday 3 January 2018

The Grammar School at Leeds has a year of celebrations lined up to mark its 10th birthday with a calendar of cultural and sporting events running alongside reunions of students, staff, alumni, parents and friends.

It may seem like only yesterday since Leeds Grammar School merged with Leeds Girls’ High School to form The Grammar School at Leeds but 2018 marks a decade of co-education at Alwoodley.

Since the 2008 merger pupils’ achievements have been many and varied:

  • 5,041 pupils have been, or are still being, educated at the school
  • 1,898 students have completed their sixth form education
  • over 1,000 students have gone on to Russell Group universities
  • over 100 students have studied at Oxbridge colleges
  • 21 head boys and girls have been created
  • over 400 pupils have received their colours
  • four alumni have competed in the Olympics

And as if that wasn’t enough, pupils have raised more than £500,000 for charities, while 150 schools in Yorkshire have taken part in educational days at GSAL as part of the school’s outreach programme.

An impressive 409,888 books have been borrowed from the libraries in Junior School and Senior School over the last 10 years, but pupils have proved to be more than just hungry for knowledge!

Almost six million meals of breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks have been served to pupils in Rose Court, Junior School and Senior School, including a mouth-watering 500,000 spicy chicken fillets, a perennial favourite from the school kitchen.

Visit our events calendar for further details of events to mark the milestone anniversary, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

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