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Allerton High School Business and Enterprise is an 11-19 comprehensive school in Alwoodley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England specialising in Business and Enterprise. It is situated around 500 metres north of the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road, north of the Moor Allerton shopping centre and east of St Stephen's church. The head teacher is Mrs Elaine Silson.[1]

Allerton High School
The façade of the school, 2009
King Lane

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Coordinates53°51′01″N 1°33′06″W / 53.85035°N 1.55166°W / 53.85035; -1.55166Coordinates: 53°51′01″N 1°33′06″W / 53.85035°N 1.55166°W / 53.85035; -1.55166
TypeComprehensive community school
Motto"Enabling young people to achieve success"
Local authorityLeeds
SpecialistBusiness & Enterprise
Department for Education URN108057 Tables
Head teacherMrs E. Silson
Age11 to 19



Grammar schoolEdit

The school was opened in 1939 as a girls' grammar school by the City of Leeds Education Committee. The school had previously been located on Harrogate Road, near Stainbeck Lane, since 1901,[2] and moved to Moor Allerton in 1939.

In the 1960s it had around 700 girls.


In 1972, boys were included in the student body and the school became a 13–18 comprehensive. It later became an 11–19 comprehensive, and in 1992 underwent a physical expansion.[3]

Current buildingsEdit

The school moved into new buildings on 1 September 2008, and there was a formal opening by Prime Minister Gordon Brown on 28 November 2008.[4]

Other informationEdit

The school has a standard uniform, comprising a dark green V-necked top printed with the school logo, a white shirt, a green and white school tie, a dark green skirt (girls only) or black trousers (either sex), and black shoes (heels to be no higher than 5 cm) with black socks. A dark green or black headscarf may be worn.[5] The school is involved in the Excellence in Cities initiative. Its motto was "In Minimis Fidelis" until 2004,[citation needed] when it was changed to "Enabling Young People To Achieve Success".

The new building includes a substantial multi-faith centre.[4]

The school was used in 2010 for the filming of Married Single Other, making it one of a small number in Leeds to be used on television including Allerton Grange School and Foxwood School.[citation needed]

Notable former studentsEdit

Girls' grammar schoolEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Allerton High School (2013). "Prospectus 2013-2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  2. ^ Chapel Allerton High and the school's head girls
  3. ^ Allerton High School (2009). "Allerton High School - School History". Archived from the original on 8 July 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b Leeds City Council Media Release[permanent dead link] Prime Minister Opens Allerton High School
  5. ^ Allerton High School (2007). "Uniform". Retrieved 1 February 2009.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Alison Boshoff, "So why was Corinne Bailey Rae so deeply in love with her husband found dead in a drugs den?", Daily Mail, 3 April 2008
  7. ^ Yorkshire Post 3 April 2009
  8. ^ Yvonne Swann, Biography

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