The Co-operative Academy of Leeds

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The Co-operative Academy of Leeds
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Type Academy
Principal Jonny Mitchell
Location Stoney Rock Lane
West Yorkshire
53°48′10″N 1°31′15″W / 53.80288°N 1.52095°W / 53.80288; -1.52095Coordinates: 53°48′10″N 1°31′15″W / 53.80288°N 1.52095°W / 53.80288; -1.52095
Local authority Leeds City Council

The Co-operative Academy of Leeds (formerly Primrose High School) is an academy school in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It has two sponsors: The Co-operative Group and Leeds City College.


The school is in the eastern corner of Leeds city centre. The original site for the school was on Hill Street and Dolly Lane. The school had a main site and a separate annexe, which had a maths department, science department and a sixth form department. In September 2006 the school moved to a new purpose-built site, which is part of a PFI scheme.

Education Leeds held consultations in regards to closing Primrose High School and replacing it with The Co-operative Academy of Leeds on the same site, which would be sponsored by The Co-operative Group.[1] Primrose High School closed in August 2011 and re-opened as The Co-operative academy of Leeds in September 2011.This school is near Shakespeare Primary School and Harehills Primary School //


Primrose High School was criticised after a report, published in January 2008 and reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post, stated the school to have the second worst truancy rate for any secondary school in Leeds, the worst being the City of Leeds School in Woodhouse.[2]

Truancy rates have dramatically improved since 2008 and The Co-operative Academy of Leeds' attendance for 2014-2015 academic year stands at 93.9%.


  1. ^ Education Leeds. "National Challenge: Proposal to close Primrose High School and replace with an Academy on the same site". Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  2. ^ Published on 10/01/2008 09:03. "Leeds schools' truancy disgrace - Top Stories". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 

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