Security fencing will be installed as part of a new all-weather floodlit pitch at a school in York, it has been reported.

It is hoped that the £500,000 proposal for Canon Lee School in Clifton will offer pupils more opportunity to get involved in sport, the York Press reports.

Canon Lee does have an existing grass field, but this can only be used at certain times of the year; the new pitch would allow for football, hockey, netball and tennis to be played all year round.

Four metre high security fencing, changing rooms and anti-noise measures so as not to disturb residents – such as sound proof fencing – were all part of the proposal submitted to City of York Council.

"If approved, it will continue to support our drive to become a school which is rated as 'outstanding'," Canon Lee's head teacher Kevin Deadman told the newspaper.

"We are already rated as 'good', but we want to get better, and this pitch would give our young people a chance to excel at sport and take part in a range of activities."

Canon Lee became a Specialist Arts College in 2005 and has an "outstanding reputation" for its arts provision, the school says on its website.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800366695-ADNFCR