Retired Cliff Summers, the former head teacher at Churwell Primary School, died last week.
A school spokeswoman said: “Churwell School is very saddened by the death of Cliff Summers.
“Mr Summers was an amazing head teacher. Children, staff, parents and governors always spoke so highly of him.
“He was a kind, caring and compassionate man who always worked hard to do the right thing.
“He has had a positive impact on the lives of so many children and their families in Morley.
“Our Churwell school family and the wider community of Churwell and Morley have lost an amazing head teacher, colleague and friend.
“Our thoughts and love go to Mr Summer’s family at this very sad time.”