Academy plans for new library after fire

Two firefighters, from the West Yorkshire Fire Brigade, battle a fire, at The Freeston Academy, in Normaton, West Yorkshire, on 20 August 2015. Fire crews were called out to The Freeston Academy, in Normaton, West Yorkshire, after a fire broke out on the morning of Thursday 20 August 2015. 

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Two firefighters, from the West Yorkshire Fire Brigade, battle a fire, at The Freeston Academy, in Normaton, West Yorkshire, on 20 August 2015. Fire crews were called out to The Freeston Academy, in Normaton, West Yorkshire, after a fire broke out on the morning of Thursday 20 August 2015. rossparry.co.uk/Harry Whitehead

Freeston Academy has submitted plans to build a new library resource centre.

The academy’s former library and IT building has been demolished after it was damaged by a fire on GCSE results day last August.

Plans for the new learning centre are being finalised but the academy hopes the building will include two additional classrooms and the library resource centre.

It said the centre would “create a modern and inspiring environment for students to study”.

The academy also wants to create a new student entrance and car park.

It said its senior leadership team was discussing the plans with students, staff and parents. Work is expected to start in the Summer.