A HUDDERSFIELD school for pupils with severe learning and physical disabilities has been praised by school inspectors.
But the Ofsted inspectors did stress that the buildings at Highfields School in Edgerton were "unsuitable and poor quality".
Highfields and Turnshaws School in Kirkburton were both due to close this summer and join together on the new Castle Hill School in Newsome.
Work was delayed for a year when Kirklees Council had to renegotiate the deal when the original contractor, Jarvis, suffered cash problems.
The new contractor, Wates Construction, has now started work on the site next to Newsome Road South.
The key points of the Ofsted inspection at Highfields were:
* Staff work hard to limit the impact of the poor accommodation on pupils' achievement.
* Pupils' achievement is good overall as a result of good teaching.
* School support staff make a very good contribution to pupils' achievement and personal development.
* The very good provision for pupils' personal development is enhanced by a very caring ethos.
* The provision for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is very good.
* Children in the Foundation Stage achieve very well.
* Very good links have been established with parents, other schools and the community.
* The leadership of the head teacher and other key staff is very good.
The inspectors did say that youngsters in the post 16 unit should be given more challenges.
But it added: "A good curriculum is now in place with clear advice on what teachers should teach."