EIGHT Huddersfield schools which could be rebuilt were named today.

Kirklees Council officials hope to secure a massive Government grant, so they can do the work on those schools and four others in North Kirklees.

In addition to the schools being rebuilt, up to 20 others could undergo massive renovation schemes.

The work hinges on the council securing money - possibly up to £300m - from the Government's Building Schools For The Future scheme.

The schools in Huddersfield are:

* Fartown High

* Holmfirth High

* Colne Valley High

* Rawthorpe High

* All Saints High

* King James's

* Nortonthorpe

* Scissett Middle.

The schools in North Kirklees - already identified for work - are Gomersal Middle, Heckmondwike Grammar, RM Grylls Middle at Cleckheaton and Westfields Pupil Referral Unit in Batley.

Clr John Smithson, who chairs the council's lifelong learning panel, said it was hoped the cash would be confirmed soon.

Much of the work would then be carried out with public private partnerships - as has already been the case with work on 20 Kirklees schools.

The council was supposed to get a reply from the Government at the end of March, so officials say it should be imminent.