WORK has begun to repair a fire-damaged school in Kirklees.
An electrical fault sparked the blaze at Pentland Infant and Nursery School, in Savile Town, Dewsbury, last September.
The reception area suffered the worst – with a third of the building being badly damaged.
At the time of the fire, a team from construction firm Rok was working next to the school, building a new children’s centre.
Now Rok’s Wakefield-based team is carrying out a £465,000 project to clean and decorate the school, carry out electrical and mechanical installations and fit suspended ceilings.
Site manager Angela Richardson, who is completing work on the Children’s Centre, will also be responsible for this project.
Paul Franklin, Rok’s regional leader for Yorkshire, said: “We are looking forward to completing this project and seeing the children and staff able to move back.”
Headteacher Denise Clark said: "We are really pleased that Rok has secured the contract for the building work at Pentland infant and Nursery. We had already established a good working relationship with Rok.
“Angela Richardson and her team have attended assemblies at school to talk to the children about the work on the children's centre and their plans for the school. We are looking forward to moving back in the summer term."