Welcome from the Principal
Welcome to our website. We hope that the information contained in it gives you a flavour of the type of school that we are. Our values of respect, resilience, integrity, compassion and ambition underpin everything that we do. The school has made rapid improvements since 2014 and these were identified by Ofsted in September 2016 who highlighted leadership and management, pupil behaviour and our Sixth Form as all being good.
Since then we have made further significant improvements to the school and this resulted in our students achieving our best ever GCSE results under the new Progress 8 system in the summer of 2018. In addition to this we are the most improved school out of the 38 secondary schools in Leeds City Council and we are one of the most improved schools in the region. In 2018 we closed the gap in progress between disadvantaged students and their peers at a rate which is 17 times faster than the national average. Our projections for 2019 indicate that this significant achievement will improve further so that our success in reducing this gap will be 30 times faster than the national average.
These achievements are impressive as the GCSE exams are now more rigorous and the number of exams students have to sit has increased considerably. The resilience we have instilled in our students is serving them well and will continue to do so throughout their lives. The progress of all of our current students is extremely impressive and we will make further significant improvements in all areas in 2019 and beyond.
Our staff are exceptional and we pride ourselves on the quality of relationships which exist within the school. Pudsey Grangefield School has been at the heart of our local community for over 100 years and we are proud of our strong links with the town and the surrounding area. We also provide our students with a broad range of experiences to ensure that when they leave Pudsey Grangefield School they have reached their true potential and are fully equipped for the next stage of their lives. Our careers support encapsulates this - our annual Careers Fair attracts over 60 employers, further and higher education providers ranging from local businesses, public emergency services, national and global companies and Russell Group universities.
In our contact pages you will find the email addresses of key staff if you want to contact specific teachers directly. We would advise parents with a subject query to contact the Subject Leader in the first instance and if it is a pastoral support matter to contact the Year Leader.
If you would like further information about our school, our Sixth Form or you would like to arrange a visit please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Mr M McKelvie