Whitcliffe Mount High School will be using portable classrooms in the coming year to accomodate extra pupils.
The school, which has added years seven and eight for the 2012/13 academic year, will see an extra 700 pupils coming through its doors, and has added the 24 units to accomodate the school’s swelling numbers.
The classrooms, which were used last year at Whitechapel Middle School to accomodate pupils during building work at that site, include classrooms, science labs and offices.
The increase in numbers at Whitcliffe Mount is due to the decision to move from a three-tier education system to a two-tier one, meaning that children from years seven and eight in middle schools from the area will now attend secondary schools.
Work to transfer the classrooms from Whitechapel to the Whitcliffe Mount site took place over two days and was carried out by contractors Morgan Siddall.