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The Leeds Book Awards

On Thursday 17 May, nine students from Year 7 and 8 attended the Leeds Book Awards, held in the ornate Banqueting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall.

Prior to the event, the students had been busy reading all six books which had been selected by a panel of experts, before voting for their favourite. The authors spoke about their books and inspiration, giving lots of insight into the writing process, from the initial idea to the finished product.

The Poet, Toriah Garbutt, was the compére for the ceremony and performed some of her excellent poems for the audience. The winner in the 12-14 category was Penny Joelson with ‘I have no Secrets.’ Another firm favourite amongst our students was ‘INK’ by Alice Broadway.

The students were then able to have their books signed and to meet the authors.  It was a very enjoyable event and the students represented their school perfectly.

"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent