Friday, 10 December 2010


I visited one of my favourite schools last night... 

Cockburn College of Arts is a school that captures so well the Education Leeds story and where over the last ten years I have learnt so much and shared so many moments of real magic. It was a real honour to be invited by Dave Gurney, the headteacher, and Dave Westwell, the Chir of Governors, to officially open the school after all the remodelling work on the school site had been completed. Our Building Schools for the Future programme has been an amazing success and this is a fantastic transformation which alongside the school's brilliant results and their simply outstanding contextual value added indicators means that this has to be one of the best secondary schools in the city. The evening was rounded off by an outstanding performance of West Side Story by some talented students from this brilliant Performing Arts College.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ask if you can next time they enter Rock Challenge - they entered for first time this year - got to the finals and came third - the school if fab and really invests in the kids - so proud my children attend it.