West Leeds: Next stage in Bramley and Hawksworth Wood school expansions approved

20 March 2017

The next stages of expanding two West Leeds primary schools have been given the go ahead by council chiefs.

Building work will increase places at both Bramley Primary School and Hawksworth Wood Primary School in a bid to meet increasing demand.

Hawksworth Wood

The council is looking to increase admission from one form to two from September this year. It will ultimately lead to the school doubling its capacity from 210 to 420 pupils.

A council report has given approval for a contractor to be appointed to carry out building work at the Kirkstall school. The report adds:

“There are sufficient classrooms within the existing school to accommodate the reception pupils who will join the school in September 2017, however while some accommodation will be required by this time, the majority of the additional accommodation will be required by September 2018.”

The expansion aims to meet the increased demand for primary school places across the Kirkstall, Burley and Hawksworth Wood estate.

Bramley Primary School

The council has approved spending £249,000 on for the completion of essential ‘Early Works’ connected to the expansion of Bramley Primary School.

The work is part of a £3.25 million scheme to increase the school from 280 places to 420.

A council report says the work will establish the site compound, accelerate works to form the new school car park and build a new modular building on the site.

 



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