By John Baron
Detailed plans for a £4 million ‘post-16’ centre at Pudsey Grammar School have been submitted to Leeds City Council for consideration.
The proposed new block will create 134 additional sixth form learning places in eight dedicated classrooms, along with breakout spaces, additional staff offices and a dedicated sixth form learning space with IT facilities.
It’s hoped the state of the art building would alleviate existing pressure on existing teaching spaces within the school and create a safe and secure educational environment for sixth form students, away from the main student body.
A planning statement accompanying the application stated: “The proposal will provide 950 square metres of accommodation over two storeys, utilising green renewable energy sources that are to be contained within the building.”
The proposed sixth form building would be accessed from North Street.
In May 2023 the Department for Education (DfE) awarded a grant of £4m for the design and build of a ‘post-16’ block at Pudsey Grammar School (PGS). The estimated construction costs for the block are £3.3m.
The plans can be viewed in full here.
- As WLD revealed in September, separate proposals by Luminate Education Group for a new £13 million Pudsey Sixth Form College on a playing pitch off Kent Road were delayed due to ‘unforeseen challenges’. The building received planning permission from Leeds City Council last May and had been due to open in September 2024. No new opening date for the facility, which will cater for 600 students, has been given.