Temple Moor High School
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|Motto||"Novae mentis templa colimus"|
|Principal||Mr Matthew West|
|Location||Field End Grove
|Local authority||City of Leeds|
|DfE URN||108064 Tables|
|Houses||Rigel, Capella, Sirius, Vega|
|Publication||Tempo (School Magazine/Newsletter)|
The school was founded in 1956 as Temple Moor Grammar School, a status it retained until 1973. At its inception, the school was male-only. This approach was abandoned as times changed, and the school is currently a mixed gender institution (1992). The school was associated with notable local families, most credibly the DeLacy family, who are recognised in the Temple Newsam area.
The school was built on several old mine shafts, possibly related to the coal mines at Temple Newsam. The mines were only recently rediscovered when constructing the new school building.
Temple Moor is the first Leeds school ever to reach the Carnegie Champion Schools Final in its 30-year history.
Temple Moor local feeder primary schools are: Temple Newsam Halton Primary School, Crossgates Primary School, Whitkirk Primary School, Colton Primary School, St. Peters Primary School and Austhorpe Primary School.
The school's original houses were based on names of local historical families: Manston (red), Scargill (white), Smeaton (yellow) and Irwin (purple). The DeLacy family is associated with Temple Newsam, an estate and country house situated nearby, from which the school derived its name and its Templar Cross emblem.
The House System was reintroduced in 2006-2007 - as part of the school's 50 year anniversary - with the houses named after stars appropriate to the school's Science College specialist status:
Pupils' ties include house colours.
- "Hollywood Park Combined Nursery Centre". Ofsted. Archived from the original on 4 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2006.
- "'Deadly' gas leak at high school". BBC News. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2007.
- "Limited choice for Whitkirk families over alternative school places". Crossgates Today. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2007.
- "Temple Moor High School Science College" (PDF). Ofsted. 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.