Lane End Primary, the new school to be built on the site of South Leeds Sports Centre, will receive its first intake of Reception children in September this year with the new building being completed by September 2015.
The two form entry school will grow gradually with new children joining Reception and older children moving up year by year. During the first year from September 2014, children will be bussed to temporary accommodation on the Cockburn High School site.
Lane End Primary will be run by the Learning Trust (South Leeds), formed by Cockburn High School and six primary schools in Beeston and Middleton. The school has been commissioned by Leeds City Council because the rising birth rate and a shortage of school places in South Leeds.
Construction work on the new state of the art school building will start in June 2014 and is expected to last 12 months. A nursery will open from September 2015.
Peter Nuttall from the trust explained that the temporary accommodation at Cockburn would not involve any new building work on site. He added that there will be little effect on traffic on Gipsy Lane as children will be dropped off at Lane End and bussed to the Cockburn site.
Concerns were raised about parking at the new school when plans were presented to the Council’s South and West Plans Panel, as we reported last month. It is understood that a full planning application will be submitted shortly.
For more information about Lane End Primary School please contact David Norman or Peter Nuttall on (0113) 336 8500, 07557 444905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.