Horsforth School

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Horsforth School
Lee Lane East

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LS18 5RF

Coordinates53°50′32″N 1°38′27″W / 53.84236°N 1.64078°W / 53.84236; -1.64078Coordinates: 53°50′32″N 1°38′27″W / 53.84236°N 1.64078°W / 53.84236; -1.64078
MottoOpportunity and Achievement for All
Local authorityCity of Leeds
SpecialistScience College
Department for Education URN137775 Tables
HeadteacherPaul Bell[1]
Age11 to 18
Colour(s)Green, black, white

Horsforth School is a science specialist secondary school with academy status in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Opened in 1972 and located in Horsforth, it educates around 1,500 boys and girls, aged 11 to 18. It gained Special Science status in 2002. In 2012 75% of students received 5 A*-C GCSEs including English and Maths.[2] Horsforth School also includes a post 16 centre. The school has been awarded the school curriculum award, and has Artsmark and Sportsmark status.[3]

The school won the United Kingdom Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge in 2008 and entered two teams into the 2009 competition. It won the competition again in 2010, becoming the only school ever to win twice.[4] The school faced criticism in 2015 for planning an optional sports trip to Barbados for pupils in years 8, 9 and 10, costing £1,650 per pupil.[5]

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  1. ^ "Horsforth School website". Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  2. ^ Quilty-Harper, Conrad (26 January 2012). "The Telegraph's GCSE league tables". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Horsforth School Facebook site". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  4. ^ "New rocket challenge for UK schools - closing date 17 December". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Horsforth School plans £1,650 Barbados sports trip". BBC News. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  6. ^ Malik, Dina (13 October 1996). "'IT WAS THE LONGEST THREE SECONDS EVER' I'LL NEVER FORGET...MY FIRST SCREEN KISS: Emmerdale star Tonicha Jeronimo jumped at the chance to play Linda Glover in the Yorkshire soap but the thought of her first screen kiss left her absolutely petrified, as she told DINA MALIK... - Free Online Library". The People (London, England). Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Sanderson Lam Player Profile World Snooker site". Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  8. ^ "James is the latest teenage soccer hero". Craven Herald and Pioneer. 31 December 2002. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  9. ^ Interview, Stylus magazine

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