School steps up the hill to Holmfield

Progress on the new Trinity Academy buildings, Holmfield.
Progress on the new Trinity Academy buildings, Holmfield.

WITH just a year to go before it opens, work is moving ahead on the new Trinity Academy at Holmfield, Halifax.

The main structural elements can be clearly seen and the walls and roofs are in place on parts of the £30 million building.

According to the construction schedule, the underfloor heating and floor screeds are due to be installed this month and the roof lights and some of the windows early next month.

The main internal fittings and partitions should be in place by Christmas.

When it is complete, the school will provide accommodation for 1,500 students, including 300 in the sixth form.

Although it will have a clear Christian ethos, the aim is to cater for children of all faiths and no faith.

When pupils return to the old school on September 1, they will become the first in Calderdale to enjoy the benefits of a six-term system.