A PRIMARY school in Wrose could soon be expanded to take on an extra 210 pupils.

Bradford Council is consulting on proposals to increase the size of Low Ash Primary School, with extra pupils being taken on by September 2019.

A consultation begins on Friday and runs until October 20 with a decision expected to be made in December.

The proposal would see the expansion of the school building, on Wrose Road, to enable the Published Admission Number to be increased from 60 to 90 pupils. The school currently has capacity for 420 children, and the changes would see that rise to 630.

The demand for places in this area continues to increase particularly with regard to the number of housing developments approved or awaiting a decision. Some homes have been completed and children have been accommodated in other recently expanded schools.

Councillor Imran Khan, Executive Member for Education, Employment and Skills, said: “Low Ash Primary is a popular school and usually receives more applications than it has places for.

“The school has adequate space for it to be expanded, and subject to the consultation and appropriate planning permission, would look to commence the increased intake with effect from September 2019.”

People can have their say by visiting bradford.gov.uk/consultations/current-consultations/consultation-and-engagement/, emailing educationconsultation@bradford.gov.uk quoting “changes to Low Ash Primary School” or by post using the reply form sent out with the consultation document.