Revision date: September 2016
Author: Paul Morrissey / Paul Clayton
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 5.12% (nationally 28.7%). Special Educational Needs students comprise 7.0% (nationally 12.4%) and students with Education Health Care plans make up 0.3% of the school (nationally 1.8%) 12.9% (nationally 26.9%) of students come from minority ethnic backgrounds. 3.15 % (15.1% nationally) do not have English as their first language. The school has 10 looked after children. Attendance is above national averages. The school achieved 95.5 % (nationally 94.8%) attendance for the academic year 14/15. Persistent Absentees stood at 5.2% (nationally 5.6%). School stability is 92.4% (nationally 91.9 %). School deprivation indicator is 0.08 (nationally 0.22). The population does not reflect the diversity of Leeds, with 87.1% white British. No ethnic minority group exceeds 3.5% (Pakistani) of the school population.