I am delighted to welcome you to the website for The Ruth Gorse Academy. It provides key information about our academy which opened in September 2014 and is now in its fifth highly successful year, we currently have over 1,000 students on roll.

The Ruth Gorse Academy is an Outstanding provider (July 2017), delivering high quality education for each and every student. At the Academy we prepare young people for an ever-changing world that values self-confident, well-educated and enterprising individuals. To achieve this we provide education relevant to the 21st Century that emphasises traditional standards of uniform, discipline and respect. We are “old fashioned” in our high expectations of students, but very up to date and modern in our teaching and learning methods.

As a relatively new educational establishment designing and creating an academy that works for its students and staff, and will stand the test of time, has been an incredible journey and a privilege for our staff, students and the local community. We see ourselves as an important part of the regeneration of our city, creating a centre for exceptional learning for young people in the south Leeds region.

For us it is vital that we work in partnership with our parents and carers, we recognise that you are the biggest influence on a young person and we want to utilise this partnership to support every young person’s development. If, like us, you are passionate about ensuring your children receive an education that is outstanding, please contact us and arrange to visit the academy.

As part of the nationally renowned GORSE Academies Trust led by Sir John Townsley, The Ruth Gorse Academy also benefits from a rich partnership network enjoyed by students and staff alike. With excellent facilities and high quality teaching, the students at The Ruth Gorse Academy are happy, challenged, motivated and supported to achieve beyond what they are today. Together, the staff and students create a vibrant, engaging school where, as a prospective parent or carer, you would want your child to thrive. I look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure that all our students are successful both in their time at The Ruth Gorse Academy and their future studies and careers.

Rebekah Taylor