A Swinnow primary school is set to be expanded at a cost of around £3.9 million.
Senior councillors on the council’s executive board are being asked to give final approval to the expansion of Park Spring Primary School from 315 pupils to 420 in a bid to meet rising demand from pupils.
The move will increase the admission number at the school from 45 to 60, starting in September 2017.
A report to be considered by councillors on Wednesday says some of the school’s buildings are in need of improvement. It adds:
“Existing modular accommodation, which has reached the end of its design life, will be demolished to make way for a purpose-built accommodation block.”
There will also be a new entrance to the school, which will help alleviate traffic congestion on Wellstone Avenue. The report says:
“Expansion of this school is proposed because the projected numebrs of children requiring school places in the Pudsey/Swinnow area is consistently higher than the number of places available. Additional places are required in the area to ensure sufficient primary school places are available for local children.”
A community consultation was held earlier this year. Of 31 responses received, 30 were positive and one was neutral. The school’s governing body is in favour of the extension.
The executive board meets at 1pm at Leeds Civic Hall on Wednesday and members of the public are allowed to attend.
Read the full report below