Consultation: What do you think of plans for new £5m Leeds primary school?

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Views on a proposed new £5m primary school in Leeds are being sought.

A seven-week consultation will start tomorrow over the planned Elements Primary School, which would be based in Middleton.

Organisers behind the school project, still subject to planning permission from Leeds City Council, are seeking views and queries from prospective parents during the consultation.

It will run until January, and a consultation evening for parents will also be held at Tenants Hall in Middleton on December 14.

The school project is believed to be worth £5m, and will offer 420 places for pupils.

The school’s newly-appointed principal, Sarah Horsbrough, said: “I’m looking forward to meeting parents and community leaders at the event which is one of a series of open days and consultation meetings we’re holding.

“A brand new school provides the very best opportunities for a fantastic education. This really is an opportunity to be part of something special.”

Ahead of the consultation event in December, an open evening will take place next week at Tenants Hall where Miss Horsbrough will outline plans for the school and take questions.

It takes place from 6pm at the hall, in Acre Close.

The school will be managed by the Wellspring Academy Trust, which runs 15 schools across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Admissions to Elements Primary School through the council application process are now open to children of Reception age in September 2018. Admissions close mid January 2018, and people can visit www.leeds.gov.uk to apply.

During the consultation period, parents can use an online survey to express their opinions about the school by following the Survey Monkey website link at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8J5YGQK