Decision details

Outcome of consultation to increase primary and secondary school places in Burmantofts & Richmond Hill

Reference: D43516

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Outcome of the consultation on the proposal to increase primary and secondary school places in Burmantofts. This is a linked proposal to expand and relocate Shakespeare Primary School and to expand The Co-operative Academy of Leeds.


The Director of Children’s Services submitted a report presenting proposals brought forward to meet the local authority's duty to ensure efficiency of school places. Specifically, this report described the outcome of consultation regarding the proposals to expand primary and secondary school provision in Burmantofts and which sought permission to publish statutory notices in respect of such proposals.


Responding to a specific enquiry, officers undertook to provide the Member in question with a briefing on the proposal to expand primary places at Shakespeare Primary School.



(a)  That the publication of a Statutory Notice to expand primary places at Shakespeare Primary School from a capacity of 315 pupils to 630 pupils with an increase in the admission number from 45 to 90 with effect from September 2018, be approved, which will involve the relocation of Shakespeare Primary School onto the Dolly Lane site;


(b)  That the publication of a Statutory Notice to expand secondary places at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds from a capacity of 900 students to 1,200 students, with an increase in the admissions number from 180 to 240 with effect from September 2019, be approved;


(c)  That it be noted that the officer responsible for the implementation of such matters is the Head of Learning Systems.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill;

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Other reasons / organisations consulted

As prescribed by School Organisation establishment and discontinuation regulations 2013 and Education Act 2011.


Parents, staff and governors of proposed and neighbouring schools, perspective parents, local residents, ward members, Diocese, neighbouring LA’s, MP’s, trade unions and other relevant stakeholders.

Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 3951344 Email:

Report author: Vivienne Buckland

Publication date: 29/06/2016

Date of decision: 22/06/2016

Decided at meeting: 22/06/2016 - Executive Board

Effective from: 02/07/2016

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