Financial Statement 2017-18


School Development Plan 2017-2020

Key objectives to be outstanding


  • The best physical learning environment is created for our students
  • School communicates effectively with parents creating a strong sense of parental engagement and shared vision
  • All our students leave school to progress to apprenticeships, work with training, further education or university
  • School works with other leaders of learning to provide specialist support and to enhance our professional expertise


  • No student has unauthorised absence
  • Behaviour systems are refined to maintain our outstanding pastoral response
  • Students leave school prepared to lead and engage as effective citizens of the 21st century


  • School delivers a refined curriculum that provides challenge across all key stages allowing successful progression for all students at all transition points
  • All students receive an engaging learning experience which is predominantly outstanding
  • Robust and effective assessment systems are used to support students’ learning


GCSE for Cohort 2018

  • Basics (English and mathematics) target of 65%+ at GCSE grade 5 to 9
  • B (or equivalent) will be the average grade achieved (attainment 8 target
  • Progress 8 target of +0.20
  • EBacc target of 45%

A Level for Cohort 2018

  • 55% or more A*-B
  • 100% A*-E
  • Positive Level 3 value added score

Planned development to achieve our objectives

School Development Plan for 2017/18

School context

Guiseley School is in the affluent north west of Leeds, with the majority of students coming from the wards of Guiseley, Rawdon and Baildon, characterised by high rates of adult higher education, high class social households and low levels of overcrowding.

Attainment on entry is above local authority and national averages, reflecting the full ability range.
Free school meals stands at 16.4 % (nationally 28.9%).
Special Educational Needs students comprise 6.7% (nationally 11%) and students with Education Health Care plans make up 0.4% (nationally 1.7%) of the school. 10.4% of students come from minority ethnic backgrounds (nationally 28.2). 3.3 % do not have English as their first language.
The school has 10 looked after children.

Attendance is above national averages. The school achieved 95.3 % (nationally 94.9%) attendance for the academic year 14/15. Persistent Absentees stood at 4.0% (nationally 5.8%). School stability is 90.8% (nationally 91.6 %). School deprivation indicator is 0.09 (nationally 0.20). The population does not reflect the diversity of Leeds, with 89.2% white British. No ethnic minority group exceeds 3.4% (Pakistani) of the school population.

Context data taken from RAISEonline 2016.

Guiseley School Development Strategic Planning