Wortley High School

Wortley High School

Wortley High School is a smaller than average secondary school which serves an area of high socio-economic deprivation in the Wortley, Armley, and Bramley areas of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. And as of the 1st September 2008 has become an Arts College.


A higher than average proportion of pupils are eligible for free school meals. The school accepts a number of pupils who are challenging or difficult to place in schools elsewhere in the district. Relatively few pupils are from minority ethnic groups but there has been a recent increase in the number of pupils from refugee families. The number of pupils with English as an additional language is well below average. The number of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is higher than average, including the proportion of pupils who have statements of special educational need. Wortley is one of two schools in Leeds to provide a resource for pupils with complex speech and language difficulties.


The school is part of a federation with a neighbouring school, with which it will amalgamate in 2009 as part of the Building Schools for the Future plans in the district. Sixth form partnerships exist with neighbouring schools and are being developed to increase the range of provision for pupils aged 16 to 19. Following the appointment to another school of the previous head teacher, the school is led by Mrs Knutsson who was formerly a member of the senior management team.


In 2006 West Leeds High School was told that it would be merging with Wortley High School to form one new school. This was said to be due to the falling birth rate in the local area. Both schools opposed the merger saying merging would create more faults than benefits.

External links

* [http://www.wortleyhigh.co.uk/ Official website]

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