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Our school

Our history


Leeds Modern School for Boys founded as the Mathematical and Commercial School


Leeds Mechanics Institute set up a girls school The Ladies Educational Institute


The name of the school was changed to Leeds Girls’ School when they moved into the Mechanical Institute (now the site where Leeds City Museum) is sited


The school was renamed Leeds Girls’ Modern School


Leeds Modern School. Moved to Rossington Street


Leeds Modern School. Official opening of Leeds Modern School and Lawnswood High School for Girls by HRH Prince George.


The school moved to Lawnswood and took the name Lawnswood High School to share a site with Leeds Modern School for Boys. The two schools are separated by a joint swimming pool and dining room.


Leeds Modern School for Boys merged with Lawnswood High School for Girls to form Lawnswood School.


Lawnswood School became a comprehensive school.


The buildings are demolished and replaced by the current Lawnswood School building.

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Best ever Key Stage 5 Results!

43% of all A-level/BTEC results at A/A* or Distinction/Distinction*.

99% Pass rate.

28% of A level students achieved A levels at grades AAB or higher in at least 2 ‘facilitating subjects’.

Well done to all our students!