MOLDGREEN'S new school is on the way.
The start of building work on the site of the former and soon to be Moldgreen Community Primary School was officially marked at a special ceremony.
Clrs John Smithson and Geoff Alvy performed the ceremony with project manager Neil Rhodes, of Kirklees Council.
The old Victorian building in The Avenue was demolished in February and March and groundwork on the new school began in June.
So far, a steel structure has been erected and building work is on schedule.
"The steelwork has gone up remarkably quickly and the whole school is due to be finished by June next year," said Clr Smithson.
"The new school will include an underground car park with a playground on top, which will increase the usable physical area considerably."
There will also be a pedestrian bridge so people can reach the school from the western side of the site.
The new school will be built out of stone and have a red tile roof.
"The gable end will feature an original window from the old school," said Clr Smithson.
"So, although it is a modern building, it will still be in keeping with the area."
The new school will feature 12 classrooms, one nursery unit, two autism units, two reception classes, an ICT room, a library and a hall for 350 children.
It is being designed in-house by Kirklees Council officials.
The pupils and staff will spend next year in a temporary school, built on the recreation ground off Lister Street, Moldgreen, and opened this year.