Leeds & West Yorkshire

Closure threatened Leeds school 'saved'

A closure-threatened secondary school in Leeds looks set to be saved after a U-turn by the education authority.

Education Leeds announced plans last year to close the City of Leeds School because it said pupils were not receiving good enough grades.

Parents, pupils and staff started a campaign to save the school, saying it was at the heart of the community

Now a report by education chiefs is recommending the council should not proceed with the closure.

Leeds City Council's Executive Board is expected to approve the report at a meeting next Wednesday.

The report recommends "retaining an 11-16 school on the site and the establishment of new governance arrangements by September 2011 at the latest, with a refreshed vision which fuses the contribution of key partners and which is focused on maximising the progression of learners."

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