A £110,000 scheme to expand the number of places available at Leeds West Academy has been given the green light by council officers.
The Academy is taking on an extra 60 pupils from September 2020 and the money will fund two additional general teaching spaces and a science lab at the school in Intake Lane, Rodley.
A council report authorising the expenditure says an increased demand for secondary school places has resulted in the need for 150 extra places across West Leeds being added for academic year 2020/2021. The report adds:
“White Rose Academy is self-delivering the internal remodelling works required to create two additional general teaching spaces and a science lab and therefore the funds will be transferred over following receipt of paid invoices/valuations.”
The works are due to start this month to ensure they are completed for the start of the next academic year.