A WINCHESTER school has reopened one of its buildings following a lengthy redevelopment project.

Staff and pupils at Westgate School are “delighted” to have taken back the three storey teaching block, which has undergone extensive internal and external refurbishment.

The works will now allow the school to relocate its art faculty into a new area.

The project has also made space for an additional classroom to teach maths.

Headteacher, Fae Dean, said: “We are delighted with the outcome of this refurbishment which for the first time in many years will enable the delivery of maths under one roof and an additional classroom to accommodate our oversubscribed school.

“The School is really pleased that the works have been completed in time for the Year 11 exams and indeed, in readiness for our induction programme for new pupils.”

The new building will also become a ‘learning base’ for maths and modern foreign languages.

All refurbishment techniques within the classrooms had been planned and designed to make for a more positive learning environment.