New Intake 2021 Executive Headteacher’s message:
It is an absolute pleasure to welcome you to Cockburn School. Our popularity is based upon a good academic success and a disciplined, positive and engaging learning environment. Our Values and Expectations are the foundations of our school. We remain significantly over-subscribed for the 2021-22 academic year and are the third highest over-subscribed school in Leeds.

Our exam results place us in a strong position with our students achieving very well. Our sense of purpose and drive is reflected in our Values and Expectations which mirrors the continuous improvement in standards and excellent performance over recent years.

Students are encouraged to set their horizons very highly indeed. They are expected to take responsibility for showing a strong sense of personal commitment to the school and high levels of respect for other students and staff.

The school experience should be more than the teaching of academic subjects, therefore we encourage and support students to take advantage of a much wider offer. The strong academic side is well balanced by a rich variety of extra-curricular activities and a wealth of arts and sporting opportunities for all. The personal development of students centres around the Form Tutor, with support from our Outstanding (Ofsted 2014) Care, Support and Guidance Team where required. Teaching Assistants and Learning Mentors are available for close support and those with a Special Educational Needs profile are carefully nurtured to ensure that they succeed.

Our vision for Cockburn School is ‘Transformation to Excellence’,  building on ‘good’ and moving to ‘outstanding’.  The achievements of the past are something to be very proud of, but the present and the future are more important. The whole team at Cockburn is committed to raising achievement and standards even further and to creating a truly excellent school.

As your child has been fortunate enough to gain a place at Cockburn School they will be rewarded with an excellent education and a head start in life. I am very proud and privileged to lead Cockburn School and am delighted to work with you over the coming years.

I hope that as you read this message you and your family are safe and well during these times. We are in the process of working alongside government guidelines and with our local Primary School colleagues to finalise our transition plans and events.

Mr D Gurney
Executive Headteacher