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Woodkirk High School (officially Woodkirk High Specialist Science School) is a high school located on Rein Road in Tingleymarker, West Yorkshire, Englandmarker. It was officially opened in the autumn of 1948 and has nearly 1,800 students including 6th formers, and over 110 teachers. The Headteacher is former assistant headteacher, Jonathan White, and assistant head is Mrs Joyce Ford.

In 2003 the school gained specialist science status. To mark this they built a new data logging suite; although the capacity of this suite to actually log data is hotly debated amongst students and teachers alike. They also changed their school logo to include an atom and the Pi (π) symbol.

Currently, the school uniform includes a royal blue jumper with a coloured collar. Each year of students have their own colour. The current colours are :

Green

Red

Black

White

Light Blue



Recent developments

In November 2006 the school had folding tiered seating installed in the main hall to be used for the annual shows as well as assemblies. Also in March 2007 the new administration block was completed which included separate entrances for students and visitors as well as much needed extra space for the office staff. In July 2008 a shelter was built for eating lunch outside.

School productions

Every year the school puts on a production for the general public. Past shows include: Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat Back to the 80s Les Miserables, Fame, Grease and The Sound of Music. For a full list see [480774]

In 1999, following the March production, the cast of 'Grease' travelled to the London Palladium to represent the North-East as part of an afternoon performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of N.O.D.A. The cast performed a 10 minute excerpt of 'Myth!', written by, then student, Lee Spink and teacher, Catherine Bowen.

In 2007, as well as the show in March, they put on a show called "Summer Nights". This was student led, by Oliver McCarthy and Becky Emms, and celebrated the excellent talent that was leaving the school that year. It was held on the evenings of the the 12th and 13th July, and featured songs from Wicked, Phantom Of The Opera and Grease; as well as many more relatively unknown musicals, such as Side Show and The Last 5 Years. It was almost a sell out on both nights.

For 2008 the show was Chess and was performed solely by students of the school. Unlike previous years a 'Gala Night' was organized by the Business and Enterprise group for specially invited guests and staff.

In March 2009, the school put on "Suessical the Musical" as the annual school show. This show celebrated the works of Dr. Suess, famous for his creation of the "Grinch" and "Green Eggs and Ham"

The 2010 production will be "Hairspray", the auditions having taken place recently. They will be one of the first schools to perform the musical, the amateur license having only just come out.

On top of the productions, the music department organizes many performances at venues such as Woodkirk Church and Morley Town Hall.

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