Planning chiefs will this week be presented with a new detailed blueprint for a £28m free school in the south of Leeds which is expected to become the biggest in the country – and will help fill a massive gap in secondary school places.

The Ruth Gorse Academy opened in September on the Morley Academy site after Ministers approved the plans. The school is set to move into a purpose built home in Black Bull Street in 2016, subject to planning permission.

It will eventually have 1,580 pupils and 150 staff, and it is hoped the development could also drive the regeneration of the south of the city centre.”

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