Education chiefs are going back to the drawing board over plans to expand two schools in Guiseley.
Proposals to increase admissions at Guiseley Infant and Nursery School and St Oswald’s CofE School to cope with the city’s rising birth rates were met with fierce opposition.
More than 380 objections were submitted from campaigners who opposed the scheme.
Leeds City Council’s plans included changing the upper age limit at Guiseley Infant and Nursery from seven to eleven and changing the lower age limit at St Oswald’s from seven to five.
But now the authority look set to consult with interested parties about how they can cope with the influx of children predicted to start school in the area.
Stuart Andrew MP, who has backed the campaign for a new school in Guiseley, said increasing the intake at both schools was not “realistic”.
He said: “The proposals that would have seen Guiseley Infants and St Oswald’s increase its intake were simply not realistic for the future of educating children in Guiseley.”
The Pudsey MP added: “Guiseley needs a new school building in order to meet the challenges of a growing population and this, the only feasible option, is something that our children and future generations deserve and we need to pursue.”
A report to the council’s Executive Board, who are set to meet next week, recommends that discussions about the proposals continue.
It adds: “There have been calls for a new school to be built but no land currently available on which to do that.
“It is therefore proposed that an Outcomes Based Accountability session be held early in the autumn term to include local partners from the schools, elected members and representatives from the community to consider all of the issues.”