EDUCATION officials are “hopeful” a plan to revamp schools in Rawthorpe can still go ahead.
They are awaiting Government rulings which could see the plan for a Studio School at the Nether Hall Learning Campus survive drastic cuts.
The project would offer vocational training for up to 300 teenagers and work with local businesses.
The council was left facing the loss of massive projects at more than 20 schools with this week’s government announcement which brought an end to the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
A council spokesman said: “It was a huge disappointment not only for Kirklees Council but also for children, local communities, school staff and governors.
“The council is now waiting to hear the results of the government’s comprehensive review of capital investment in schools, also announced on Monday.
“We recognise that until the reset priorities for future school investment are known, the development work in Kirklees will need to be slowed down.
“However, we will work closely with the government in the evaluation of the two Kirklees schemes identified for further consideration – the Academy for Howden Clough and the Studio School at Netherhall Learning Campus.
“The council is committed to continue working with schools to improve and enhance the overall educational achievements and life chances not just for today’s children and students, but also for those in the future.”