Following the recent 4 week public consultation on a proposal to expand St Chads C of E Primary School, utilising a section of the West Park playing fields for sports provision/playing fields, the Abbey Trust Board has met and voted to proceed with the proposal. As many concerns were raised during the consultation regarding the location and size of the proposed playing field area, the Trust, in discussion with LCC, has suggested utilising a smaller section of West Park Playing Fields located on the Arncliffe Road side of the school site. This was also suggested by several respondents at the drop-in meetings and via response forms. This option needs to be investigated further before the proposal can progress to the next stage.


The next steps:

  • Children’s Services officers will go through an internal approval process
  • If approval is given, an application would need to be submitted to Fields in Trust (FiT) for a request to change use of a section of West Park playing fields (the earliest date an application could be made is mid-end of May 2017)
  • If FiT approve the proposed change, Children’s Services would need to report to the executive board of LCC for approval (if all approval stages are progressed, this would likely to be early Autumn 2017).


St Chads consultation summary report

The consultation on a proposal to provide additional primary school places at St Chad’s Church of England 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

The Abbey Multi Academy Trust and governing body of St Chad’s Church of England Primary School, in partnership with Leeds City Council, are proposing to expand St Chad’s Church of England Primary School from a capacity of 210 to 420 pupils and to increase the admission limit in reception from 30 to 60 pupils from September 2019.

The consultation period lasts for four weeks between Monday 16 January 2017 and Friday 10 February 2017.   During this period views on the proposal are being sought from parents, staff, residents and other local stakeholders.

As part of the consultation, Leeds City Council is also seeking views on a change to a small section of the West Park playing fields adjacent to the school, which would be required to provide a shared use sports pitch as part of the school expansion scheme.

During the consultation period 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 St Chad’s Church of England Primary School, Northolme Ave, West Park, LS16 5QR as follows;

Tuesday 24 January 2017     2:30pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday 24 January 2017     5:30pm – 7:00pm

Friday 27 January 2017        8:30am – 9:30am

You may comment on this proposal by clicking on ‘leave a comment’ at the bottom of the page. More information is available in the consultation booklet.

You can contribute to this part of the discussion until Friday 10 February 2017 at 4pm.

If any of the information above is required in large print / braille / alternative language version please contact Leeds City Council.


Leeds City Council, PO Box 837, Capacity Planning and Sufficiency Team, Leeds, LS1 9PZ