Important notice:Lawnswood School is closed for the Easter holiday from 4.30 pm Thursday 1 April. If you have a safeguarding concern or are ringing to report that your child has tested positive for COVID-19 please either use the contact email section on our website or email questions@elawnswood.co.uk. Please state your child's name and year group and leave a contact number for a member of staff to get in touch with you. The School will re-open at 7.45 am on 19th April 2021.

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Our School

Our history

1845

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


1854

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


1868

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


1897

The school was renamed Leeds Girls’ Modern School


1904

Leeds Modern School. Moved to Rossington Street


1932

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


1932

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.


1972

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


1973

Lawnswood School became a comprehensive school.


2003

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