A KIRKLEES school is to get the Royal seal of approval for its new look.
West End Middle School, Cleckheaton, will celebrate an official reopening with a visit from the Duke of Kent on Monday, following a major £3.5m redevelopment.
The work has included new buildings and the remodelling of existing buildings.
Work at the school has been carried out over two years by Jarvis plc as part of a £40m Private Finance Initiative (PFI) scheme in Kirklees involving 20 schools.
Throughout the project, children at West End Middle were taught in portable classrooms.
Now they have state-of-the-art facilities in a new technology room, new science laboratory, art room and 10 new general classrooms to replace temporary rooms that were built more than 50 years ago.
The main Victorian building, dating back to 1870, has been remodelled to provide a multi-purpose hall, drama room, music room, IT suite, library, and a reception and administration area.
Jeff Moore, the head teacher, said: "The governors of West End Middle are highly delighted and extremely satisfied with both the new build and remodelling of the school.
"The school now has state-of-the-art facilities to match the high standard of its teaching."
Following a tour of the school with specially invited guests, the Duke of Kent will join members of staff and pupils in the school hall. Among those attending will be the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Barbara Allonby.