Like all high performing organisations, The GORSE Academies Trust will never stand still and become complacent. At the same time, however, the board of The GORSE Academies Trust places great emphasis on the need for careful risk assessment and detailed analysis in our considerations of new initiatives.

South Bank Academy

Working with the full support of Leeds City Council and in partnership with the developer Citu the trust applied in a previous round of free school submissions to open a new two-form entry primary academy in September 2022 which will be immediately adjacent to The Ruth Gorse Academy in inner south Leeds. The developer has approval to build 530 new homes in that area and the academy will facilitate places for children from those homes and from the immediate surrounding areas.

South Bank Academy will be a brand new building, designed in Scandinavia in a manner which is befitting for a company who place great emphasis on the importance of environmental regeneration. The plans for that building will be shared with you soon.

South Bank Academy was given approval to enter the pre-opening stage of development on Wednesday 12 April 2017.