£1 million fire safety measures for Bramley and Pudsey schools

Bramley Primary School on the Fairfield estate. Copyright Betty Longbottom and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

Fire safety measures worth £1,077,000 have been earmarked for three schools in Bramley and Pudsey.

Leeds City Council has approved funds to improve fire compartmentation measures within Valley View Primary in Bramley, Bramley Primary School and Pudsey Lowtown Primary School.

These will be designed to impede the spread of a fire should one occur, allowing vital extra time for buildings to be evacuated.

Work will start next month and be completed over the summer holiday to avoid disrupting pupils at the schools.

The work at Valley View will cost £518,900, Bramley Primary School will cost £258,940 and Lowtown £301,000.

Pudsey councillor Mark Harrison (Conservative, Pudsey ward) welcomed the decision for Lowtown School, off Kent Road. He said:

“In the event of a fire, extra minutes can literally make all the difference. By slowing the spread of any fire through these measures, we can help to give those precious minutes.

“I would also want to see that the physical improvements are matched with robust fire drills so that both pupils and staff know exactly what to do in an emergency.”

Roof replacement at Farsley school

The first phase of roofing replacement works at Farsley Springbank School have also been approved, at a cost of £236,246.

Work will be carried out over the school summer holidays.


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