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Inspiring confidence. Caring deeply. Satisfying curiosity. Fulfilling potential. Our excellent teachers identify and develop children’s individual abilities. They focus on each pupil personally, embrace their aspirations, offer every opportunity and help them to rise to any challenge.

Be inspired by The Grammar School at Leeds

we combine the best of both

We offer the best of both in the diamond model, with everyone’s potential maximised. Between 11 and 16, boys and girls are taught separately for academic subjects while mixing freely at all other times.

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We offer the best of both in the diamond model, with everyone’s potential maximised. Between 11 and 16, boys and girls are taught separately for academic subjects while mixing freely at all other times.

Academic aspiration
and pastoral support

At GSAL, every child is known as an individual. Despite our size, we are like one large family. We benefit from the best range of opportunities because of our size, but we know and value every child. 

A fine heritage and a modern state of the art campus

We offer the best of both with our rich and proud histories as two schools in this city and now as a modern, merged school on a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus.

Primary and secondary education

We offer the best of both in terms of learning as well as a sense of family across all ages. We are one school and everyone has a part to play in that.

Academic excellence and a superb co-curricular experience

We offer the very best opportunities, developing the whole child and creating flexible, lifelong learners.

A sense of
and service

We foster a sense of responsibility and service, giving back to the wider community with a willingness to reach out to others.

What we offer

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Room to Excel at GSAL

Room to Excel

GSAL offers an abundance of space and facilities across our 128-acre site at Alwoodley Gates in North Leeds.

All round excellence at GSAL

All round excellence

GSAL offers something for everyone, discovering and developing each pupil's wider potential.

Outstanding pastoral care at GSAL

Outstanding pastoral care

GSAL is a friendly environment. Our commitment to safeguarding and well-being comes from the heart.

Inspired for Life

If you can really inspire a child, their desire to learn is unstoppable. At The Grammar School at Leeds, we ignite imaginations and nurture a real love of learning that builds throughout a lifetime. Our teachers are an inspiration and are what elevates us to one of the leading independent schools in the North.

Sue Woodroofe | Principal 

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  • Wednesday 14 July 2021

    Alumni talk careers at GSAL Futures Conference

    Alumni from a wide range of professions and sectors have shared their expertise at a virtual careers event for students at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) and two of Read More

  • Monday 10 May 2021

    Children’s literacy charity launched in Leeds

    Over three thousand pupils aged 3 to 6 from more than 40 primary schools attended a live, virtual workshop from their classrooms with author Claire Culliford which marked the Leeds Read More

  • Wednesday 31 March 2021

    Problem-solving is no problem for Jake

    Year 13 student, Jake, has recently qualified for the highly regarded British Informatics Olympiad finals. The competition is open to all students in pre-university education in mainland Britain, and involves Read More

  • Monday 22 February 2021

    Debating duo Zoom to success

    Debating duo, Ben and Jamie, have been taking the schools’ competition world by storm since the start of the year, competing in two national events, which this year have been Read More

  • Friday 15 January 2021

    Writing hat trick for Julia

    2020 may have been a year of missed opportunities for some, but not for aspiring writer, performer and Year 12 student, Julia Coyle, who achieved a hat trick of successes Read More

  • Wednesday 13 January 2021

    A fond farewell for GSAL’s Jane Marsh

    The Grammar School at Leeds staff formed a guard of honour to bid a fitting and fond farewell to much-loved and admired member of their estates team, Jane Marsh, who Read More


Open Events

We run several open events each year which you are welcome to attend. Most of these are Open Doors when you can visit the school on a normal school day. You will be shown around by one of our pupils and have the opportunity to view teaching in action. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions over a cup of coffee after your tour.

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