Consultation on a proposal to expand primary school places and establish SEN provision at Beeston Hill St Luke’s Church of England Primary School

The number of 0-5 year old children living in the Holbeck and Hunslet areas has risen significantly in recent years and this is increasing the demand for school places locally. In response, Leeds City Council is already implementing a previously approved proposal to provide 15 extra school places per year at Hunslet Moor Primary School from September 2018. However, demographic analysis based on National Health Service (NHS) data of children aged under 5, has highlighted a need for a further 15 primary school places per year group in Holbeck. The sustained rise in the birth rate across Leeds coupled with demand from new housing in the Holbeck area further reinforces the view that additional places are needed from 2019 onwards to ensure a sufficient long term supply of good school places.

Holbeck has been identified by the Local Authority’s Complex Needs team as an area with a deficit of provision for children with complex learning needs, including Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), compounded by a parallel rise in demand for primary resourced provision from families with children who have Education, Health and Care plans. This proposal would prevent children living in this area from having to travel long distances across the city to access an appropriate learning place and would enable children to be fully included in the life of the school whilst benefiting from the specialist support they require.

The proposal

It is proposed that Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School should expand from a capacity of 315 to 420 pupils, and increase the admission number from 45 to 60 in reception from September 2019, creating 15 additional places. The school would grow incrementally, from the lower year groups. It would, therefore, take several years for the school to reach its full capacity. It is also proposed that a new resourced provision for approximately 8 pupils with complex learning needs, such as ASC, should be established at Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School from September 2019.

Reasons for proposing the expansion of Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School

Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary is an ‘Outstanding’ school which is popular with local families and is situated within an area of high demographic need. The school’s governing body supports consultation on the proposal in order to meet the needs of their local community and is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people.

 How can stakeholders put their views forward?

  • You may attend one of our informal drop-in sessions at Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School where you will be able to ask questions and find out more about the proposal. The details of the sessions are:
  • Wed 13 September 2017 4.15pm-5.15pm
  • Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 8.30am-9.30am and 2:45pm – 4:15pm

The consultation booklet, along with information on the progress of the proposal, is available at


At the meeting of the council’s Executive Board on 21 September 2016 the decision was made to proceed with the proposal to increase the permanent admission number for Hunslet Moor Primary School from 45 to 60 from September 2018 increasing the overall capacity of the school from 315 to 420.

To read the report and agenda please use this link  (item 78)

The statutory notice period relating to the expansion of Hunslet Moor Primary School has now ended. A report detailing the outcomes of the statutory notice will be presented to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board at the next meeting on 21 September 2016. A link to the report can be found here. We will update this page with the outcome of the Executive Board’s decision following this meeting.


Hunslet Moor Primary School-statutory proposal and notice period

At its meeting on 22 June 2016, Leeds City Council’s Executive Board approved the publication of a Statutory Notice relating to the expansion of Hunslet Moor Primary School.

A formal proposal has now been published. This is known as a statutory notice, which is published at the start of a period during which representations can be made to the local authority. The statutory notice period runs from 5 July 2016 to 4pm on 2 August 2016.

The proposal is to expand Hunslet Moor Primary School from a capacity of 315 pupils to 420 pupils with an increase in the admission number from 45 to 60 with effect from September 2018.

The full statutory notice is available to view via this link:

Please do not submit responses to the statutory notice using this site. Any responses should be made in writing to The Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team, c/o Leeds Town Hall, PO Box 837, Leeds City Council, LS1 9PZ, or by email to to reach us no later than 4pm on 2 August 2016.



A report on the outcome of the consultation to provide additional primary school places at Hunslet Moor Primary School will be submitted to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board on 22 June 2016. Please click on the link here to access the report.

The consultation on a proposal to provide additional primary school places at Hunslet Moor Primary School has now closed. We would like to thank all those who have contributed.

We are currently collating all the responses and will provide an update here as information becomes available to share.

Contact us by email: or write to: Leeds City Council, Capacity Planning and Sufficiency, c/o Leeds Town Hall, PO Box 837, Leeds, LS1 9PZ

Due to an increase in the number of children aged 0-5 who live in the Holbeck school planning area, it has been identified that additional school places are required  to meet increased future demand from local families.  In developing a proposal to provide additional school places we have considered local demographics, the preference patterns of families, highways issues and the location of any new housing.

We are now seeking your views on the following proposal: To expand Hunslet Moor Primary School from a capacity of 315 to 420 pupils and to increase the admission limit in reception from 45 to 60 pupils from September 2018.

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

The drop-in sessions will be held at Hunslet Moor Primary School as follows:

Wednesday 16 March,  1:15pm – 5:15pm
Thursday 24 March,  8:30am – 9:30am

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 also find out more information from our Consultation booklet – link here. 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. email: Leeds City Council, PO Box 837, Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team, Leeds, LS1 9PZ