Close reached on East Leeds school contract

Topic Contracts

Date 12 Mar 2021

Galliford Try's Building North East and Yorkshire business has reached financial completion on the £23m contract to build a major new school in Leeds.

The project, being constructed in conjunction with Leeds Local Education Partnership (LEP) on behalf of Leeds City Council, will see the creation of a new 1,200 pupil school in the Burmantofts area of Leeds, meeting an increasing local need for school places. The school, when completed, will be managed and operated by Trinity Multi Academy Trust.

The work includes a three-storey main school building, utilising Galliford Try’s open courtyard design, as well as a separate sports hall and 4G pitch, both of which will be available for use by community groups. Work is already underway on the building, which will open for its first cohort of 240 students in September 2021.

Cliff Wheatley, Managing Director for Galliford Try North East and Yorkshire, commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded another fantastic education project in the city of Leeds. We are looking forward to continuing with this excellent project and working with the LEP and the Council to deliver a fantastic new facility for local students.”

Councillor Jonathon Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for learning, skills and employment said: “We are committed to ensuring everyone in Leeds is able to access the best possible education. This brand new school will contribute to addressing the city-wide need for additional high-quality secondary school places and I look forward to seeing it completed.”

Trinity Academy Leeds will benefit from the systems and expertise of a high-performing family of schools, in addition to having its own distinct identity and vision in helping the young people of East Leeds to ‘Reach Higher, See Further, Shine Brighter.’