Work is about to begin on a £4.4 million expansion of a Hull secondary school following an increase in demand for places.

Kingswood Secondary Academy in Wawne Road, Bransholme, opened in January 2013 under Hull’s Building School’s for the Future (BSF) programme.

It was initially built to accommodate 1,350 students aged 11 to 16. But now, as the demand for places grows at this high performing and heavily oversubscribed school, a three-storey extension will be built on land to the rear of the existing school, creating a further 150 places for students.

The standalone building will include 12 new classrooms, two offices, a new dining area and servery including indoor and outdoor seating, toilets and plant rooms.

A further 72 parking spaces will also be created for cars, electric vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles.

The project is being delivered by Hull Esteem Consortium LEP Ltd as part of Hull City Council’s Pupil Place Planning project and work will begin towards the end of July.

Sewell Construction has been appointed to carry out the work, with completion expected in spring 2022, and the school will remain fully operational throughout the project.