Cockburn School

Cockburn School
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr David Gurney
Location Parkside
Gipsy Lane

West Yorkshire
LS11 5TT
Local authority Leeds City Council
DfE number 383/4047
DfE URN 142585 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,151 as of November 2015
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Website School website

Cockburn School (formerly Cockburn High School) is a mixed secondary school located in the Beeston area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.[1]

The original school on this site was Parkside secondary modern which was an all boys school. The headmaster for much of the time was Mr C Wadswirth

It was previoulsy a foundation school administered by Leeds City Council and The Learning Trust (South Leeds). The Learning trust also includes Beeston Primary School, Clapgate Primary School, Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, Lane End Primary School, Middleton Primary School, Middleton St Mary's CE Primary School, St Philip's RC Primary School and Westwood Primary School.[2] However Cockburn School was converted to academy status in February 2016. The school is now part of a multi-academy trust, and hopes that other schools within The Learning Trust (South Leeds) will convert to academy status and join the trust, whilst continuing to work closely with the partner schools.[3]

Cockburn School offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils.[4] The school also has a specialism in the performing arts.

Notable former pupils


  1. "Cockburn School". Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. "Trust Schools". Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  3. "Meeting hears of Cockburn's academy plans". South Leeds Life. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  4. "Curriculum". Retrieved 7 November 2015.

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Coordinates: 53°45′38.5″N 1°33′32.1″W / 53.760694°N 1.558917°W / 53.760694; -1.558917

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