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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Leeds Grammar School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Leeds Grammar School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Leeds Grammar School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Leeds Grammar School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Leeds Grammar School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Leeds Grammar School.

List features graduates like Gerald Kaufman and Barry Cryer.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Leeds Grammar School?” and “Which celebrities are Leeds Grammar School alumni?”

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Gerald Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
Politician, Peace activist Sir Gerald Bernard Kaufman is a British Labour Party politician, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1970, first for Manchester Ardwick, and then subsequently for Manchester Gorton. He was ...more

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Barry Cryer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Barry Charles Cryer OBE is a British writer and comedian. Cryer has written for many noted performers, including Dave Allen, Stanley Baxter, Jack Benny, Rory Bremner, George Burns, Jasper ...more

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John Smeaton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
Civil engineer, Engineer John Smeaton, FRS, was an English civil engineer responsible for the design of bridges, canals, harbours and lighthouses. He was also a capable mechanical engineer and an eminent physicist. ...more

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Jack Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician Sir Jack Hibbert was a British statistician and director of the Central Statistical Office of the United Kingdom, 1985–1992. He was made a KCB in 1990.

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John Rowe Townsend is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
John Rowe Townsend Author John Rowe Townsend was a British children's writer and children's literature scholar. His best-known children's novel is The Intruder, which won a 1971 Edgar Award, and his best-known academic ...more

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Tony Harrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
Poet, Librettist, Author Tony Harrison is an English poet, translator and playwright. He was born in Leeds and he received his education in the classics from Leeds Grammar School and Leeds University. He is one of ...more

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Albert Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
Politician Sir Albert Newby Braithwaite DSO was a British Conservative Party politician. He was the son of Albert Braithwaite, one time Lord Mayor of Leeds and Patti Braithwaite. He was educated at ...more

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John Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
John Nicholson Ireland was an English composer.

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Philip Wilby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
Philip Wilby Professor Philip Wilby is a British composer. Educated at Leeds Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford, he joined the staff at the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in the Department of Music in 1972. ...more

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Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, MC, was an Anglican priest and poet. He was nicknamed 'Woodbine Willie' during World War I for giving Woodbine cigarettes along with spiritual aid to injured ...more

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Joseph Milner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
Joseph Milner Joseph Milner was an English evangelical divine.

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John Freeborn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Leeds Grammar School Alumni
John Freeborn Wing Commander John Connell Freeborn, DFC* was a World War II RAF pilot. He was not only an ace but also held the distinction of having flown more operational hours than any other RAF pilot ...more