View of South Leeds High School, in Middleton Road, originally Belle Isle County Secondary, built c.1959. Ex-pupils of the 1970s will remember it as Belle Isle Middle School which catered for pupils between the ages of 9 and 13. Until more recently it has been known as Merlyn Rees, South Leeds Arts College Merlyn Rees and finally South Leeds High School when it was merged with Matthew Murray but remained on two campuses from 2004 to 2006. The Merlyn Rees and Matthew Murray buildings closed when the new £25 million P.F.I. South Leeds School opened in September of 2006. This state-of-the-art building has a capacity for 1050 pupils between the ages of 11 and 18.