Work is due to start on new £2 million state of the art facilities at St Margaret’s Academy (SMA).
The new facilities, which are expected to open in September 2016, will include a food technology and drama department.
The investment is part of Mayor Joe Anderson’s £169 million School Investment Programme which has seen a number of primary and secondary schools receive transformations, including SFX College and Northway Primary School.
This school says the building work comes at a ‘pivotal time’ as it looks to broaden its curriculum with further opportunities for technology and performing arts subjects.
To coincide with the opening of the facilities, a number of new specialist staff members have already been appointed to support the continued growth.
Headteacher Stephen Brierley, says: “This is certainly a pivotal time for St Margaret’s and the prospect of being able to offer these two subjects in new state of the art facilities is a very exciting one indeed.
“The new food technology lab and drama hall will mean that we are able to broaden our already rich curriculum and cater for pupils who have a passion for technology and performing arts.
“I look forward to welcoming both new and returning pupils back to the school in September, to reap the benefits which these wonderful new facilities will bring”.