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Ofsted November 2017 "This school continues to be good"

We are delighted with the result of our recent Ofsted inspection.

  • Your school is clearly putting its motto, “inspiring bright futures”, into practice.
  • Leaders have created a positive climate throughout the school so pupils enjoy learning and being creative.
  • Since the last inspection, teaching has improved so that pupils make rapid and sustained progress.
  • The staff provide a wealth of support to pupils throughout the school day, both in terms of curriculum and well-being.

Read the inspection report: Lighthouse School Leeds

Christmas Fair

We had a tremendously successful Christmas Fair on Saturday with more people than ever coming to try their luck at the Tombola, buy handmade gifts from our students and experience our amazing Immersive Room.

Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair. We raised £1,751 which is over double what we raised last year and is more than any other of our previous events. The support and generosity of everyone is very much appreciated and the money we raised will help make a real difference to our young people.

Thanks to all the students and staff who helped out - we couldn’t have done it without you!

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Official Bench Opening.

Bench 4 One of our students’ family has made a donation in memory of her Uncle. They donated money to purchase a pair of beautiful hand-carved benches for students to use at break and at lunch time.

These benches will give our students the opportunities to sit together and to practice their social communication and they really do look wonderful in our grounds.

We had a wonderful Official Opening of the Benches, which the family, the PTA and our Principal, Emma Sullivan attended and our student photographer took photos.

Thank you to Mrs Saville and the PTA for arranging this wonderful gift

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Exams Success and Leavers Celebration

This year was the first year that a large number of our students took part in formal examinations. They all worked extremely hard and that hard work was rewarded. 100% of all students entered achieved a GCSE in RE and Computing and in Functional Maths and Environmental Studies. The vast majority of students were also successful in their Functional English, iMedia and GCSE Leisure and Tourism qualifications.

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We also say goodbye and good luck to our first 6th form leavers with a Leavers’ Prom and a presentation at the end of the year. We wish them the very best of luck and every success in the future.


We spent the day exploring the ruins and having our lunch in the open air. Then onto Billy Bobs and the Play Barn, where staff and students had an absolutely fab time!

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Summer Fair 2017

Thank you to all who supported the Summer Fair

Summer Fair

Options Evening

We recently welcomed our Year 9 and Year 11 students and parents/carers to their options evening. This event gave parents, carers and students the opportunity to see what the students would be studying in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science, as well as looking at the various option subjects the school will be offering from September 2017.

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Katie Parlett MBE

We are thrilled that our very own school founder, Katie Parlett, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s honours list 2017. We are sure you will join with the school in passing on our congratulations to Katie on this great achievement.

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Golden Owl Awards

Lighthouse School at the OSCARS! A group of our key stage 3 students wrote and starred in their own film which was entered into the Golden Owl Awards. The film won Best Action Film! A small group of students and staff attended the awards ceremony at Leeds Town Hall with students accepting the award on stage with a speech.

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