Decision details

Outcome of consultation to permanently expand Bramhope Primary School from 40 to 60 reception places from September 2022

Reference: D52907

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Outcome of consultation to permanently expand Bramhope Primary School from 40 to 60 reception places from September 2022.


The Director of Children and Families submitted a report which presented the outcomes from a consultation exercise undertaken regarding a proposal to expand primary school provision at Bramhope Primary School and which sought provisional approval for the necessary ‘authority to spend’ in order to deliver the proposed expansion.


By way of introduction to the report, the Executive Member provided further detail regarding the consultation exercise which had been undertaken.


The Board made reference to the fact that Executive Members had been contacted by the local community on this issue, with specific reference being made to the residents’ letter from 67 signatories which had been provided to Board Members for their information. In considering the issues which had been raised, Members were advised of the range of measures which were proposed to be put in place regarding transport, highways and road safety, with it being undertaken that the effectiveness of such measures would be monitored, so that consideration could be given to adapting them, as appropriate. 



(a)  That the outcome of the consultation undertaken on a proposal to expand Bramhope Primary School, by permanently increasing the number of Reception places from 40 to 60 from September 2022, gradually increasing the overall capacity of the school from 280 to 420 pupils, be noted;


(b)  That provisional approval for the authority to spend (ATS) of £1.2m in order to deliver the proposed expansion at Bramhope Primary School, be granted;


(c)  That it be noted that the implementation of the proposal is subject to the outcome of further detailed design work and any planning applications, as indicated at section 4.4 of the submitted report, with it also being noted that the proposal has been brought forward in time for places to be delivered for 2022;


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


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Adel and Wharfedale;

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills & Employment

Other reasons / organisations consulted

As prescribed by: The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013; updated statutory guidance 2016 and Education Act 2011.


Parent/carers, staff and governors of proposed school; local primary schools and secondary schools; local ward members; local MP; the Diocese; Bramhope parish council; and other relevant stakeholders.

Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 37 83588 Email:

Report author: Vivienne Buckland

Publication date: 22/03/2021

Date of decision: 17/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 17/03/2021 - Executive Board

Effective from: 27/03/2021

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