Lawnswood School

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Lawnswood School
Lawnswood School, Leeds - - 98586.jpg
Established 1972
Type Community school
Headteacher Mrs Joanna Bell
Location Leeds Outer Ring Road
West Yorkshire
LS16 5AG
Coordinates: 53°50′09″N 1°35′42″W / 53.8358°N 1.5951°W / 53.8358; -1.5951
Local authority Leeds City Council
DfE number 383/4006
DfE URN 108055 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,098
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website School website
The previous buildings, vacated by the school in 2003.

Lawnswood School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in the Lawnswood area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

The school was founded in 1972 and had its first comprehensive intake in 1974. Its predecessors were the Leeds Modern School, a boys' grammar school (founded 1845) attended by Alan Bennett, and Lawnswood High School for Girls, a girls' grammar school (founded 1854), which moved to the current Lawnswood site in 1932.

The sixth form was judged as Grade 2 and "consistently good" in the 2009 Ofsted inspection, but the school as a whole was rated as Grade 4 (Inadequate) for overall effectiveness.[1] and consequently placed into special measures.[2] However, the school was said to be improving.[3] During an early 2011 Ofsted visit, the school was judged to be "making good progress in all the key areas,"[4] and in July 2011 the school was taken out of special measures.[5] In late 2013, Ofsted rated the school Grade 2 (Good) for overall effectiveness.[1]

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