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South Leeds High School, Middleton Road

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South Leeds High School, Middleton Road
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2007/8. Image shows the demolition of old buildings at South Leeds High School, Middleton Road. The school opened as Belle Isle County Secondary School in c1959. It ceased to operate as a school in 2006 when pupils transferred to the new P.F.I. South Leeds School adjacent to South Leeds Stadium. For many years it was known as 'Merlyn Rees'.

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Name:
Peter jackson

Comment:
The above school was open at least in 1959, my brother Philip Jackson age 11 attended then after moving from Belle Isle Junior School on Windmill Road

Date:
31-Oct-2008

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Name:
Trevor Anderson

Comment:
I went to this school for 3 years and left in July 1962

Date:
16-Dec-2008

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Name:
Joan Tyndall (nee Wright)

Comment:
I agree with the comments, Belle Isle Boys Secondary Modern School opened in September 1959. My dad, Harold Geoffrey Wright was Head of Science when it opened. I remember him travelling from Beeston on the no.3 circular bus and these were only introduced when the trams stopped running to Middleton (from other photos and comments this was March 1959).

Date:
07-May-2010

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Name:
Kevin Oldfield

Comment:
Hello Joan I attended Belle Isle school from 1965 to 1970 and you dad taught us Science. He had a hard job getting it through our thick skulls but something must have stuck.

Date:
27-May-2011

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Name:
a woods

Comment:
hi joan iwas a pupil at belle isle c s and was taught by your father i would just like that he was the nearest thing to a gentleman i have ever metyou must have been proud to have himas a fatherall the best alan

Date:
20-Jul-2011

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Name:
Robin O''Shea

Comment:
attended Belle Isle 1964/1969 what a sad end to a very good Secondary school would like to have walked the corridors one last time the Headmaster Mr Slee had a print in his office of the Belle Isle a sailing ship. fond memories bye old frend

Date:
05-Oct-2011

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cr.oshea@btinternet.com

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Name:
John Clark

Comment:
I left the school in 1967. I also have fond memories of Mr Wright who was a real Gentlemen. I respected most of the teachers at the school who did their best or us. Mr Slee the Headmaster in particular was tough but always helpful when required

Date:
18-Jan-2012

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JohnWClark1@btinternet.com

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Name:
Keith Topp

Comment:
Also very good memories of Mr. Slee. The building being demolished is the sports hall not my favourite place but puts me in mind of Mr. Cran head of PE.

Date:
18-Sep-2012

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Name:
Colin garside

Comment:
I also attended the school in fact I started in the infants then to the junior school eventually to the big school, I still shudder at the memory of diving into the outdoor pool which always freezing cold, I can remember mr Wright, mr Slee, mr Bulmer, mr Hogg, mr Foreshaw, mr Kent, mr Reid, mr Cran, mr Ward Happy times, but a sad sight

Date:
22-Sep-2014

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