Apply now for a place at Lane End Primary School


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.

Artist's impression of the new Lane End Primary School
Artist’s impression of the new Lane End Primary School


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

3 Replies to “Apply now for a place at Lane End Primary School”

  1. We incorrectly referred to the school as “Lane Head” in the original headline. This has now been corrected to Lane End Primary School. We apologise for any confusion or inconvenience caused.

  2. What an uninspiring name for a school! I presume it has been taken from the location Lane End Place. Why couldn’t it be named after Matthew Murray or somebody who had given great public service to the area.
    Matthew Murray was a great engineer and entrepreneur of his age who manufactured in Holbeck. His inventions drove the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century.
    Councillor Joe Kitchin was born in Holbeck not far from the site of the School. He represented South Leeds on the Council for many years. He fought in Italy and North Africa in the 2nd World War. After the War he looked after the war graves at Monte Casino. He was Regional Officer for the GMB union. During his life, he was made an alderman of Leeds as a recognition of his public service.
    These are the names that might inspire our children as they are educated for life not this nondescript title!

  3. This article has been edited to remove the reference to the city-wide closing date for school applications. Parents who wish to place their children in a school, but not have done so already, can still contact Leeds City Council, who will assist them with their needs.

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