Work has completed on a two-storey extension to Kelvin Hall Academy in Hull.

The original facility was constructed as part of the Building Schools for the Future Programme of works. The 11 to 16 secondary school became operational at Easter of 2012.

The extension project derived from a need to increase the capacity of Kelvin Hall School by providing additional dining space, special educational needs student support classrooms, one-to-one rooms, group/ meeting rooms. In addition to general teaching classrooms, ICT spaces, technology and break out areas.

The project consisted of a dining hall extension and a large infill to an existing rooftop terrace to create additional teaching spaces that have been kept with the original school’s design and external appearance.

Hull Esteem, in partnership with Hull City Council, and delivery partners Geo Houlton have handed the extension over to the Yorkshire and Humber Co-operative Learning Trust, who run the Academy.

Kelvin Hall Academy will now benefit from an additional 250 places, bringing the school’s capacity to 1600, along with a new Autistic Spectrum Disorder Resource Base for 15 pupils.

Councillor Peter Clark, portfolio holder for learning and skills said: “We want to ensure that as many children as possible have access to their preferred schools and that we continue to give our children the best education possible in the best possible learning environment.

“This investment has improved the schools’ facilities and allows them to provide more specialist SEN provision. I am delighted to see the extension open to pupils.”

The building work is part of a £19.84m investment by the council, under the citywide Schools Capital Programme.

Pat Cavanagh, Executive Headteacher at Kelvin Hall School, said: “This outstanding new extension to the school will provide additional classrooms and fantastic learning spaces fit for 21st-century education.

“It will allow Kelvin Hall to offer further places for students in our local community, strengthening our commitment to provide quality education for all.”