WORK on a new £27 million secondary school at Holmfield, Halifax, is entering the final phase.
If everything goes according to plan, the new Trinity Academy will open in September. But it is unlikely to be the end of the process as a £5 million extension is already being planned to cater for the 400 students who will be left without a home when nearby St Catherine’s Catholic High School closes in 2013.
Altogether, the new academy is expected to cater for 1,900 students, making it one of the biggest schools in Yorkshire.
Work on the first phase of the building began in 2010.
It is being sponsored by the Diocese of Wakefield, Calderdale College and the University of Huddersfield, and is designed to serve the communities of Ovenden, Mixenden and Illingworth.
The academy will include a range of renewable energy equipment including a biomass boiler and a solar thermal array.
Sponsors say the design will provide a world-class educational environment with a clear Christian ethos, as well as excellent sports facilities.