Work on Leeds high school extension complete

The main phase of work on a two-storey extension at a Leeds high school completed this week, helping to increase student capacity by more than 400.

The lead contractor on the project, Henry Boot Construction, started construction on the 2,500 sq m extension at Allerton High School on King Lane in June 2022.

In addition to the extension, which sees the school’s capacity grow from 1,400 to 1,840, the project added new outdoor landscaping, modernisations to the car park – including new EV charging facilities, and minor refurbishment to an existing block.

Henry Boot has worked with Leeds Local Education Partnership, Leeds City Council and design partner NPS Group on the project.

Henry Boot Construction managing director Tony Shaw said: “We’re delighted to have successfully completed the extension work on Allerton High School. We’ve undertaken a truly collaborative approach alongside the design team, the council, our local supply chain and, of course, the school itself.

“Consequently, the project ran smoothly and Allerton staff will now have the rest of the summer to get used to their new surroundings and plan for the next academic year.”

Andy Haigh, deputy headteacher at Allerton High School, added: “Allerton High School is delighted to move into this well-designed and well-constructed building. The new classrooms will provide an excellent learning environment for our growing school community and the new cafeteria will allow all our students to enjoy their breaks in comfort.”