Plans for a new primary school in the grounds of Royds Hall High were given the green light.
And the head teacher spoke of the school’s “excitement” over the Kirklees Council plans.
Cabinet members yesterday backed the all-through school proposal.
The new school would cater for children aged four to 16. And unlike similar plans in Almondbury, there was support among the Royds Hall community.
Head teacher Melanie Williams said: “This proposal has brought some real excitement to the school community.
“We chose to remain a community school because we wanted to work closely with the local authority and the community.”
The Luck Lane school also got the support of its three ward councillors, Mehboob Khan, Mohan Sokhal and Judith Hooper, who attended yesterday’s meeting to signal support.
Clr Khan pressed for a further£10m from the government to fund basic education need in Kirklees.