Consultation on increasing primary and secondary school places in Burmantofts

Leeds City Council are consulting on increasing both primary and secondary school places in Burmantofts due to increased birth rates and the high numbers of children now living in the area.

We are seeking your views on the following proposals:

  • To move Shakespeare Primary School to a new, larger building on Dolly Lane (former Primrose High site) from September 2018.
  • To increase primary places at Shakespeare Primary School from a capacity of 315 to 630 pupils and to increase the admission limit in reception from 45 to 90 pupils from September 2018.
  • To increase secondary places at The Co-operative Academy Leeds from a capacity of 900 to 1,200 pupils and to increase the admission limit in Year 7 from 180 to 240 pupils from September 2019

This consultation will run from Monday 29 February 2016 to Friday 25 March 2016 at 4pm and during this time there will be drop-in sessions at both schools where you can have your say or find out more. The drop-in sessions will be held as follows:

Tuesday 1 March, 3:30– 6:00pm at The Co-operative Academy Leeds

Friday 11 March, 8:30- 9:30am at Shakespeare Primary School

Friday 11 March,11am-12:00pm at The Co-operative Academy Leeds

Tuesday 15 March, 3:00 – 7:00pm at Shakespeare Primary School

You may leave a comment or discuss this proposal by clicking the ‘leave a comment’ button at the bottom of the page. If you wish to respond formally, please click on the link here to take our survey. You can find out more information from our consultation document Consultation booklet Burmantofts.

You can contribute to this part of the discussion until Friday 25 March 2016 at 4pm.

If any of the information above is required in large print / Braille / alternative language version of the document please contact us.


Leeds City Council, PO Box 837, c/o Leeds Town Hall, Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team, Leeds, LS1 9PZ