Work has been completed on a two-storey extension to Kelvin Hall Academy in Hull.
The extension is part of a programme of works to increase the number of secondary school places for children in the city, and improve the quality of the learning environment.
Hull City Council, in partnership with Hull Esteem Consortium, and their local delivery partners Geo Houlton have handed the extension over to the Yorkshire and Humber Co-operative Learning Trust, who run the Academy.
Kelvin Hall Academy now benefits from an additional 250 places, bringing the school’s capacity to 1600, along with a new Autistic Spectrum Disorder Resource Base for 15 pupils.
Councillor Peter Clark, portfolio holder for learning and skills said: “We want to ensure that as many children as possible have access to their preferred schools, and that we continue to give our children the best education possible in the best possible learning environment.
“This investment has improved the schools’ facilities and allows them to provide more specialist SEN provision. I am delighted to see the extension open to pupils.”
The building work is part of a £19.84m investment by the council, under the citywide Schools Capital Programme.
Pat Cavanagh, Executive Headteacher at Kelvin Hall School, said: “This outstanding new extension to the school will provide additional classrooms and fantastic learning spaces fit for 21st-century education.
“It will allow Kelvin Hall to offer further places for students in our local community, strengthening our commitment to provide quality education for all.”