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Schools & Creative Engagement

This page provides an overview of the schools in Leeds and their engagements with arts and culture.

The information on this page is a combination of data collected from the survey responses from this research in combination with open sources - Primary and Secondary school allocations can be accessed via Data Mill North. The Department for Education publishes yearly statistics on school pupils and their characteristics.

The headlines below show the number of schools in Leeds of each type.

Academy & Free Schools

95

Community

86

Foundation

37

Independent

16

Special Schools

8

Voluntary

52

Hover over the data points on the map below to view more information on each school.


Academy & Free Schools
Community
Foundation
Independent
Special Schools
Voluntary

Schools Overview

The visualisations on this page present a picture of the types of schools in Leeds, and to understand how they are engaging with arts and culture.

Academy & Free Schools

32%of all schools in Leeds are Academy & Free Schools

ArtsMark

18%of Leeds schools are working towards ArtsMark

Arts Award

5%of Leeds schools offer an Arts Award

Artsmark percentage by school type

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education providers in England, accredited by Arts Council England. The visualisation below shows the schools in Leeds that have been awarded, or are working towards, the Artsmark award.


Working towards
Registered
Awarded
020%40%VoluntarySpecial SchoolIndependentFoundationCommunityAcademy & Free SchoolsAcademy & Free Schools Working towards: 7.4%Community Working towards: 8.1%Foundation Working towards: 8.1%Independent Working towards: 6.3%Special School Working towards: 12.5%Voluntary Working towards: 1.9%Academy & Free Schools Registered: 9.5%Community Registered: 7.0%Foundation Registered: 10.8%Independent Registered: 0%Special School Registered: 12.5%Voluntary Registered: 0%Academy & Free Schools Awarded: 2.1%Community Awarded: 8.1%Foundation Awarded: 2.7%Independent Awarded: 0%Special School Awarded: 0%Voluntary Awarded: 5.8%

Arts Award percentage by school type

The visualisation below shows a breakdown of schools in Leeds that provide an Arts Award offering to young people. Arts Award is a suite of arts-based qualifications available to young people aged 25 and under. It is managed by Trinity College London and Arts Council England.


Percent
020%40%VoluntarySpecial SchoolsIndependentFoundationCommunityAcademy & Free SchoolsAcademy & Free Schools Arts Award: 3.2%Community Arts Award: 4.7%Foundation Arts Award: 5.4%Independent Arts Award: 18.8%Special Schools Arts Award: 37.5%Voluntary Arts Award: 1.9%

Creative subject entries in KS4 / KS5 (coloured by school type)

The chart below explores the relationship between the size, type and number of students enrolled in creative subjects at GCSE level. Hover over the data points to view information about each school.

In the chart, you would expect that the number of students enrolled in creative subjects is greater in larger schools. There is an overall positive trend, however some schools are obvious outliers. There must therefore be some other factors that influence the uptake of creative subjects by students in schools. We have started some initial exploration of this data below.



Total KS4/5 pupilsCreative subject entries

Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 938 Number of creative entries: 234

Bishop Young Church of England Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 294 Number of creative entries: 50

Boston Spa Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 604 Number of creative entries: 136

Brigshaw High School and Language College

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 627 Number of creative entries: 271

Bruntcliffe Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 433 Number of creative entries: 131

Co-op Academy Priesthorpe

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 521 Number of creative entries: 181

Co-operative Academy of Leeds

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 352 Number of creative entries: 157

Cockburn John Charles Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 462 Number of creative entries: 326

Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 0 Number of creative entries: 0

Cockburn School

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 458 Number of creative entries: 275

Corpus Christi Catholic College

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 342 Number of creative entries: 120

Crawshaw Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 438 Number of creative entries: 177

Dixons Trinity Chapeltown(Secondary Campus)

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 224 Number of creative entries: 0

Dixons Unity Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 303 Number of creative entries: 84

Elliott Hudson College

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 1,061 Number of creative entries: 155

Garforth Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 970 Number of creative entries: 215

Horsforth School

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 731 Number of creative entries: 282

John Smeaton Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 308 Number of creative entries: 182

Leeds City Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 304 Number of creative entries: 133

Leeds East Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 404 Number of creative entries: 147

Leeds Jewish Free School

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 57 Number of creative entries: 32

Leeds West Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 510 Number of creative entries: 236

Oulton Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 382 Number of creative entries: 207

Prince Henry's Grammar School

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 893 Number of creative entries: 291

Rodillian Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 716 Number of creative entries: 224

St. Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 623 Number of creative entries: 253

Temple Learning Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 235 Number of creative entries: 95

Temple Moor High School

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 599 Number of creative entries: 223

The Elland Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 2 Number of creative entries: 0

The Farnley Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 581 Number of creative entries: 169

The Morley Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 570 Number of creative entries: 226

The Ruth Gorse Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 515 Number of creative entries: 127

The Stephen Longfellow Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 0 Number of creative entries: 0

Trinity Academy Leeds

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 0 Number of creative entries: 0

University Technical College Leeds

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 425 Number of creative entries: 215

Woodkirk Academy

Academy & Free Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 923 Number of creative entries: 259

Allerton Grange School

Community Number of pupils (KS4/5): 806 Number of creative entries: 106

Allerton High Business and Enterprise Specialist School

Community Number of pupils (KS4/5): 837 Number of creative entries: 194

Benton Park School

Community Number of pupils (KS4/5): 719 Number of creative entries: 320

Lawnswood School

Community Number of pupils (KS4/5): 680 Number of creative entries: 151

Roundhay School

Community Number of pupils (KS4/5): 1,185 Number of creative entries: 245

Carr Manor Community School

Foundation Number of pupils (KS4/5): 407 Number of creative entries: 136

Guiseley School

Foundation Number of pupils (KS4/5): 683 Number of creative entries: 271

Pudsey Grammar School

Foundation Number of pupils (KS4/5): 656 Number of creative entries: 277

Ralph Thoresby School

Foundation Number of pupils (KS4/5): 500 Number of creative entries: 178

Wetherby High School

Foundation Number of pupils (KS4/5): 258 Number of creative entries: 123

Broomfield South SILC

Special Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 117 Number of creative entries: 0

Green Meadows Academy

Special Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 69 Number of creative entries: 2

John Jamieson School

Special Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 128 Number of creative entries: 0

Lighthouse School Leeds

Special Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 50 Number of creative entries: 0

Penny Field School

Special Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 6 Number of creative entries: 0

Springwell Leeds Academy

Special Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 102 Number of creative entries: 2

West Oaks School

Special Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 127 Number of creative entries: 0

West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre

Special Schools Number of pupils (KS4/5): 109 Number of creative entries: 9

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

Voluntary Number of pupils (KS4/5): 362 Number of creative entries: 75

Mount St Mary's Catholic High School

Voluntary Number of pupils (KS4/5): 383 Number of creative entries: 84

St John's Catholic Specialist School, Boston Spa

Independent Number of pupils (KS4/5): 28 Number of creative entries: 0

Creative subject entries in KS4 / KS5 (coloured by Artsmark)

The chart below explores the relationship between the size, creative subject offering and Artsmark accreditation of schools in Leeds. Hover over the data points to view information about each school. Whilst the chart shows that some schools with Artsmark accreditation have a higher take-up of creative subjects, this is not always the case.


Total KS4/5 pupilsCreative subject entries

Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 938 Number of creative entries: 234

Bishop Young Church of England Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 294 Number of creative entries: 50

Boston Spa Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 604 Number of creative entries: 136

Brigshaw High School and Language College

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 627 Number of creative entries: 271

Bruntcliffe Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 433 Number of creative entries: 131

Co-op Academy Priesthorpe

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 521 Number of creative entries: 181

Co-operative Academy of Leeds

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 352 Number of creative entries: 157

Cockburn John Charles Academy

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 462 Number of creative entries: 326

Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 0 Number of creative entries: 0

Cockburn School

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 458 Number of creative entries: 275

Corpus Christi Catholic College

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 342 Number of creative entries: 120

Crawshaw Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 438 Number of creative entries: 177

Dixons Trinity Chapeltown(Secondary Campus)

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 224 Number of creative entries: 0

Dixons Unity Academy

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 303 Number of creative entries: 84

Elliott Hudson College

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 1,061 Number of creative entries: 155

Garforth Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 970 Number of creative entries: 215

Horsforth School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 731 Number of creative entries: 282

John Smeaton Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 308 Number of creative entries: 182

Leeds City Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 304 Number of creative entries: 133

Leeds East Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 404 Number of creative entries: 147

Leeds Jewish Free School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 57 Number of creative entries: 32

Leeds West Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 510 Number of creative entries: 236

Oulton Academy

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 382 Number of creative entries: 207

Prince Henry's Grammar School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 893 Number of creative entries: 291

Rodillian Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 716 Number of creative entries: 224

St. Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 623 Number of creative entries: 253

Temple Learning Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 235 Number of creative entries: 95

Temple Moor High School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 599 Number of creative entries: 223

The Elland Academy

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 2 Number of creative entries: 0

The Farnley Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 581 Number of creative entries: 169

The Morley Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 570 Number of creative entries: 226

The Ruth Gorse Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 515 Number of creative entries: 127

The Stephen Longfellow Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 0 Number of creative entries: 0

Trinity Academy Leeds

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 0 Number of creative entries: 0

University Technical College Leeds

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 425 Number of creative entries: 215

Woodkirk Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 923 Number of creative entries: 259

Allerton Grange School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 806 Number of creative entries: 106

Allerton High Business and Enterprise Specialist School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 837 Number of creative entries: 194

Benton Park School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 719 Number of creative entries: 320

Lawnswood School

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 680 Number of creative entries: 151

Roundhay School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 1,185 Number of creative entries: 245

Carr Manor Community School

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 407 Number of creative entries: 136

Guiseley School

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 683 Number of creative entries: 271

Pudsey Grammar School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 656 Number of creative entries: 277

Ralph Thoresby School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 500 Number of creative entries: 178

Wetherby High School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 258 Number of creative entries: 123

Broomfield South SILC

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 117 Number of creative entries: 0

Green Meadows Academy

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 69 Number of creative entries: 2

John Jamieson School

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 128 Number of creative entries: 0

Lighthouse School Leeds

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 50 Number of creative entries: 0

Penny Field School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 6 Number of creative entries: 0

Springwell Leeds Academy

Involved in Artsmark: Yes Number of pupils (KS4/5): 102 Number of creative entries: 2

West Oaks School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 127 Number of creative entries: 0

West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 109 Number of creative entries: 9

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 362 Number of creative entries: 75

Mount St Mary's Catholic High School

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 383 Number of creative entries: 84

St John's Catholic Specialist School, Boston Spa

Involved in Artsmark: No Number of pupils (KS4/5): 28 Number of creative entries: 0

Social factors & arts provision

The section below begins to explore some of the demographic and regional factors that may influence a school's creative offering for students. This information may give an indication of where organisations could focus their efforts to engage more with schools in underserved regions of Leeds. Many arts providers have a commitment to engage with children and young people from all demographics, and could use this type of data to inform their approach. Learn more about the cultural organisations involved in this study.

The map below shows the schools in Leeds, scaled by the percentage of pupils that are eligible for free school meals. Lighter coloured markers have a higher percentage of eligible students. Hover over the polygons to view more information on each school, such as their Artsmark award status and number of creative subject entries.

This study serves as a pilot for a future phase of work to explore these relationships in more detail. The data presented here is therefore indicative only - read more about how we have processed the data in the section below.

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