MORE than £11m was spent revamping dozens of schools during the six-week summer break.
Kirklees Council identified 45 schools that needed vital work and managed to complete all but two in time for the new school year.
Of the two late projects, one school opened two days late and the other four days late.
Cabinet members were told at a town hall meeting yesterday that the vast majority of work had gone to plan.
Kirklees schools chief Clr Cath Harris said: “People have worked extremely hard so almost all the schools opened on time
“A terrific amount of work was done to get the schools ready in a very short space of time.”
The multi-million spend comprised a host of different projects from the completion of the £2.1m refurbishment of Rowley Lane Junior School, Lepton, to more minor works to improve heating and electrical safety.
It also includes a £400,000 spend on installing a new heating system at Scissett Middle School.
The school’s future is currently in question following Shelley College’s proposal to start accepting middle school aged pupils.
The council has revealed that 1,000 people worked on the projects to get the schools ready in time.
In total 12 schools had boiler or heating system replacements at a cost of £1.7m.
Sixteen schools had their roofs done at a cost of £1.8m.
On top of that £¾m was spent rewiring four schools and £½m went on installing new windows at three schools.
And £1m was spent on providing 23 modular classrooms for schools, much of which was used for the re-organisation of the Whitcliffe Pyramid school system from three-tier to two-tier.
Councillors have now agreed a further £150,000 to help five schools with urgent repairs, including leaking roofs at Almondbury CE Infant School and Cawley Lane Junior School in Heckmondwike and a new boiler for Marsden Infant School.