Whole cohort Progress 8 score ? 2017 2018 2019
School N/A N/A 0.46
Above average
Local authority average 0.07 -0.02 0.03
England average -0.03 -0.02 -0.03
Disadvantaged pupil Progress 8 score ? 2017 2018 2019
School disadvantaged pupils N/A N/A 0.44
Local authority (non-disadvantaged pupils) 0.24 0.14 0.22
England (non-disadvantaged pupils) 0.11 0.13 0.13

The national performance tables compare the progress made by the school/academy’s disadvantaged cohort, with the non-disadvantaged students nationally

Attainment 8 ?

49.7 45.1 46.7 School Local authority England

No applicable data for this year.

No applicable data for this year.

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs ?

40% 42% 43% School Local authority England

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No applicable data for this year.

Entering EBacc ?

30% 38% 40% School Local authority England

No applicable data for this year.

No applicable data for this year.

EBacc average point score ?

4.28 3.91 4.07 School Local authority England

The EBacc average point score measure was first introduced in 2019.

As a result there is no historical data for this year.

The EBacc average point score measure was first introduced in 2019.

As a result there is no historical data for this year.

establish in the most impoverished part of the Leeds city region an Outstanding secondary schoolThe Ruth Gorse Academy opened in September 2014 as a result of the trust making its first free school application. Our determination in applying to open this academy was to establish in the most impoverished part of the Leeds city region an Outstanding secondary school for children in those communities to attend. The school moved in September 2016 into its state of the art building in Leeds city centre.

The academy is led by Rebekah Taylor who has succeeded in rising to all of the challenges that the free schools movement, by its very nature, has to offer. As an example, the academy was judged to be Outstanding in all areas of its work in its inspection of July 2017. Most pleasingly, the academy was significantly oversubscribed in all year groups for 2019, and is now one of the most popular schools in the Leeds city region.

The Ruth Gorse Academy is significantly larger than most secondary schools and serves an area of disadvantage which is much higher than that found typically nationwide. Approximately 51% of students are of white British heritage with other students coming from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

it is our expectation to see families travelling into the city centre for the very best secondary education that is availableFor many years families in Leeds have drifted away from the city centre in their search for better education, particularly in the secondary sector. The Ruth Gorse Academy seeks to play a pivotal role in reversing that movement and it is our expectation to see families travelling into the city centre for the very best secondary education that is available.

The academy is named in honour of Ruth Gorse who was a brilliant head of PE at The Morley Academy and, prior to that, at The King’s School, Pontefract. She was an inspiration to all who worked with her and her death in 2007 robbed education of a dedicated teacher who placed no limitations on what students could achieve. All of us who worked with Ruth loved her dearly.

In December 2018 The Ruth Gorse Academy was accredited as a World Class School and in 2019 The Ruth Gorse Academy’s first ever Year 11 cohort matriculated achieving academic outcomes that saw the school perform amongst the very best in the country.

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0113 2531 600
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www.ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk
Black Bull Street, Leeds, LS10 1HW

Principal: Mrs R Taylor
Chair of Gov: Dawn Knight
Opened: September 2014