Expansion of Spring Bank Primary School - proposal

Due to recent increases in the number of children aged 0-5 who live in the Hyde Park and Headingley areas, it has been identified that additional school places are required to meet the need for local families.

Leeds City Council is seeking views on the following proposal: To expand Spring Bank Primary School from a capacity of 210 to 420 pupils by increasing the admission limit in Reception from 30 to 60 pupils with effect from September 2018. It would take several years for the school to reach full capacity.

The proposal would require additional accommodation, which cannot be provided on the existing Spring Bank site due to site restrictions.  An opportunity has emerged for the council to acquire a suitable site in the vicinity of Spring Bank Primary School which would be of a sufficient size to provide the extra accommodation required.  This site, located on Buckingham Road off Headingley Lane, is currently owned by the Grammar School at Leeds and is known as Rose Court.

The consultation runs from Thursday 25 February to Monday 14 March 2016 at 4pm during which time there will be informal drop-in sessions at Spring Bank Primary School where officers from the council will be available to answer any questions or concerns.  The drop-in sessions will take place on the following dates and times:

Friday 4 March 8.30am-10.00am
Friday 4 March 3.00pm-4.30pm
Wednesday 9 March 6.00pm-7.30pm

You may leave a comment or discuss this information by visiting the following online forum.  There is also a link from the online forum to the consultation booklet, which contains more information about the proposal and contains a consultation response form;

https://leedsschoolplaceplanning.wordpress.com/category/headingley/

Consultation forms can be

·         Handed in during one of our drop-in events at Spring Bank Primary School

·         Left with the School Office at Spring Bank Primary School on or before 4pm on 14 March 2016

·         Emailed to educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk or

·         Sent to Capacity Planning & Sufficiency, c/o Leeds Town Hall, PO Box 837, Leeds , LS1 9PZ

 You can contribute to the consultation until Monday 14 March 4pm.

Sufficiency and ParticipationTeam
Children's Services
Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 24 75793
Web: www.leeds.gov.uk

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