The plans will be discussed at an executive board meeting among council chiefs next week.

 

Plans are set to be approved to spend more than £10m on the expansion of two schools in Leeds.

 

St. Luke’s C of E Primary School in Beeston, and Horsforth Secondary School are both looking to increase the number of pupils.

 

Capacity of St Luke’s is set to increase from 315 to 420 pupils – including an eight place Resource Provision for children with Autism – while Horsforth could see their capacity rise from 1125 to 1425 students.

 

Leeds City Council documents say the plans are necessary to facilitate the 2020/21 academic year intake of pupils, in order to fulfil the Local Authority’s statutory responsibility to provide sufficient school places.

 

The estimated cost for St Luke’s is £4,295,000, but a review ‘is underway to identify any possible savings prior to entering into a construction contract’.

 

For Horsforth, the funding provided by the government for this size of expansion is £4.8m. The estimated costs of the proposed scheme, at feasibility stage, is £5.1m but subject to further detailed design work.

 

The proposals have been brought forward in order to meet projected demand for primary and secondary school places within the areas.

 

Source: Leedslive

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