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South Leeds High School, Middleton Road

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South Leeds High School, Middleton Road
Description:
2007/8. View of South Leeds High School in 2006 after demolition had begun. Depending on their era ex pupils will remember it as Belle Isle County Secondary School (from c1959), Belle Isle Middle School (1970s). Merlyn Rees High School (early 1990s) and South Leeds Arts College Merlyn Rees. Finally, in 2004 it became South Leeds High School on amalgamation with Matthew Murray, operating across both campuses. A new South Leeds School opened in 2006 on a site adjacent to South Leeds Stadium.

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Name:
Trevor Anderson

Comment:
I used to walk over this field as a young lad to visit my Grandfather who lived at the old hen run end of Windmill Road.

Date:
16-Dec-2008

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tanderson@lcb.ac.uk

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Name:
Christine Whiteley

Comment:
surley this school opened in the late 50's? I left Hunslet Carr in '61 and prior to that I remember the boys school vacating Hunslet Carr to go up to the new Belle Isle school. We were really envious. Hunslet Carr was antiquated and the level of teaching was poor. Ofsted would have had a 'field day' I believe that Ofsted is a good thing. For too long schools and teachers have been unaccountable.

Date:
28-Jun-2010

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Name:
Dave Wharton

Comment:
I lived in Windmill Road from 1955 to 1972 and I remember as a child watching the school being built. What was unusual is that it had an outdoor swimming pool behind the dutch houses in Windmill Road. As kids we used to climb over the fence to play in the pool.

Date:
16-Aug-2011

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Name:
a woods

Comment:
the school opened in september 1959 there was a drought at the time as it had been a summer similar to 1976 my age group were the first ones to start in the first year and go right through to the fourth year before leaving many fond memories of my schoolmates and the teachers so sorry to the school pulled down

Date:
10-Jun-2012

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