Moor Grange County Secondary School

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Coordinates: 53°50′20″N 1°36′11″W / 53.839°N 1.603°W / 53.839; -1.603

Moor Grange County Secondary School in 1973

Moor Grange County Secondary School was located in the Leeds postal district of Leeds 16 at the junction of Parkstone Avenue and the West Park section of the Leeds Ring Road (A6120). Although it was named Moor Grange it was actually located in the Ireland Wood area with Moor Grange Estate being located just across the ring road. The school was a boys' school and its main section was four stories high. The science block was located on the top of a two-storey building above the wood work, metal work, science and art rooms. It also had a set of annexes used as classrooms adjacent to the playground. The school was later renamed Moor Grange High School in the 1970s. It was demolished in the late 1980s and is now home to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs house and the new road is named Redvers Close. The school opened in 1960 and was filled by boys in years 2–4 from West Park County Secondary School nearby which reverted to its original construction as a girls-only school from September 1961 after the 5th form boys left following taking their GCEs.

Sports[edit]

The school had a football pitch, a cricket square, a rugby field, an athletics area including long jump, high jump and pole vault, a running track of 440 yards and two tennis courts. It also boasted a gym and its assembly hall was frequently used as an additional gym and was also boosted by the addition of a stage for school plays.

Appearances in popular culture[edit]

The school staff room and hall were used for the filming of The Beiderbecke Tapes in 1987, shortly before the schools demolition. However, the exterior shots of the school were that of Foxwood School in Seacroft.

Notable pupils[edit]