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Headingley Lane, Leeds Girls' High School

Headingley Lane, Leeds Girls
c1908. A postcard sent in 1908 showing Leeds Girls' High School on Headingley Lane. This independant girls' day school was opened on 2nd September 1876, originally accommodated in St. James's Lodge, Woodhouse Lane (later to become Harewood Barracks before demolition in the 1960s). The school had an initial intake of 42 pupils aged 8 to 16 and its first headmistress was Miss Catherine Lucy Kennedy, aged 24. By the early 1900s it had outgrown its original site and the new building on Headingley Lane was opened on 29th September 1906 by H.R.H. Princess Louise. In 2003 discussions began with regard to a merger with the boys' Leeds Grammar School; the two were officially merged in 2005 as The Grammar School at Leeds and became physically united in 2008 when the girls vacated this building to join the boys at a site at Alwoodley Gates.

User Comments:

Jane Bower

I attended LGHS from 1965 to 1973.


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Ann Pilkington Andrusyszyn

I attended Leeds Girls' High School from 1968 - 1974, on an 11+ scholarship. Very saddened to see it closed and all the beautiful Mouseman library furniture sold off a couple of years ago.




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