Laisterdyke High School

at , City of Bradford, BD3 8 United Kingdom

Laisterdyke High School is a secondary school and sixth form for boys and girls in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The age range of the pupils is 11–18. The school currently holds Business and Enterprise College status, and also uses the name "Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College".Following the re-organisation of education in the local education authority in September 1999 the school changed from a middle school for pupils aged 8 to 13 to its current designation. The school is oversubscribed and continuing to grow. In September 2002, the school admitted its first intake of sixth form students and became an 11 to 18 school.StudentsA high proportion of pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds and almost all have English as an additional language. Most pupils come from Pakistani backgrounds with smaller numbers from Indian and Bangladeshi backgrounds. Other than English, the main languages spoken are Urdu, Punjabi, Pushto and Hindi. There are also a small, but increasing, number of students drawn from Eastern Europe - particularly Poland.FacultyFor more than 20 years, Mrs Joan Law was headteacher, then principal, of the school . She retired in August 2010, and currently Mrs Harrison and Mr Chilvers - vice principals - have joint charge. The new principal, Mrs Jennifer McIntosh, takes up her post in January 2011.FacilitiesAs part of its upgrade and building development, the school has provided ICT facilities for pupils, staff and surrounding schools. Since the switch from a middle to secondary school, Laisterdyke has added a sports hall, a second dining hall, new classrooms, including an English teaching block, a worship room for pupils and teachers, and three brand new state of the art labs also a new main reception has been added .


Laisterdyke High School

City of Bradford BD3 8
United Kingdom
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