PLANS have been unveiled for an extension to a Brighouse school.
Governors want to extend the high school's sixth-form centre by making it part of a four-storey block of flats.
But the plans will mean the demolition of an old manor house.
The plans for the centre, off Parsonage Lane, were due to go before Calderdale Council's planning committee today.
Under the proposals, the manor house used for lessons until three years ago will be knocked down to make way for the extension.
Lack of investment means the manor house is falling into disrepair.
The school is working with the developers Prestigious Living, which has built a number of luxury apartment blocks near the sixth-form centre.
The lower ground floor of the extension would be used by the school while the other storeys would become private flats.
An additional 25 parking spaces would also be created.
Peter Cummings, the school's business manager, explained why this type of development had been chosen.
"Over a number of years governments have encouraged schools to be creative and think of new ways of introducing funding into education.
"We looked at a whole range of different ways of getting benefit for the school."
He added: "We still get to expand on that site - and we don't want to sell any land."
He said the school had been unsuccessful in getting cash to refurbish the manor house.