Council agrees to spend £486,000 at St Bartholomews Primary


Almost half a million pounds will be spent on extending St Bartholomews CE Primary School in Armley.

The council has agreed to authorise expenditure of £486,516 to install additional accommodation, including any necessary ancillary works at the school.

A report approved by council officers says the money will be used to build modular classroom buildings to extend provision at the school, which is ‘at the epicentre’ of demand for school primary school places in Armley.

The report adds:

“As a consequence of rising birth rate, new housing developments and increased migration into the Armley area there is a requirement to provide additional, temporary, accommodation at St Bartholomew’s C of E Voluntary Controlled Primary School.

“This will support a one off ‘bulge’ cohort of 30 pupil places which are not currently available within the area of need.

“This temporary accommodation is to be delivered under the City Council’s Learning Places Programme, which aims
to ensure the local authority’s statutory duties are with respect to a school place for every child within the city.”

The money will be used to:

  • Build a double storey bespoke modular classroom unit which will connect to the existing building.
  • Remodelling of existing internal areas of the school, incluidng upgrade of toilet provision
  • Modifications to existing outdoor play space

The report can be viewed in full here.




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