Lawnswood High School

Coordinates: 53°50′46″N 1°35′28″W / 53.846°N 1.591°W / 53.846; -1.591 Lawnswood High School was a girls' grammar school in Lawnswood, north Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, close to the A660.


In 1854 the Leeds Mechanics Institute set up a girls' school, The Ladies Educational Institution, at 4 South Parade, Leeds.[1] It later moved to Queens Square, and the name was changed to Leeds Girls' School in 1868 when it moved to the Leeds Mechanics Institute (the building which now houses Leeds City Museum). In 1909 it was renamed Leeds Girls' Modern School, and at this time it was in premises in Willow Terrace.[2]

East Building, Lawnswood, before demolition (2003)

In 1932 the school moved to Lawnswood and took the name Lawnswood High School. It was to merge with its brother school Leeds Modern School, a boys' grammar school, in 1972 to form the school now known as Lawnswood School.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Advert from Leeds Mercury". Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  2. ^ "A History of the School". Lawnswood High School Alumnae Website. Retrieved 18 August 2012. See especially image of plaque commemorating opening, with history.

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