SCHOOL bosses are ‘incredibly pleased’ with the progress being made by construction teams at the site of a new high school.

The works are moving at a fast pace for the new Blackburn Central High School, in Haslingden Road, Blackburn.

Contractors have almost completed the steel frame for the whole school and landscaping on the school grounds is being carried out.

Workmen are installing the concrete flooring while the highways works around the school have almost being completed.

It is hoped that the roof will be on the school by Christmas.

The new school is being created as part of Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Building Schools for the Future, BSF, scheme.

It is scheduled to open in September next year, with 960 students from Blakewater College, Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, moving onto the site alongside students from Beardwood Humanities College, Preston New Road, Blackburn, which closes next summer.

Coun Maureen Bateson, the council’s executive member for children's services, said: “We are incredibly pleased with the progress being made on the new site of Blackburn Central High School.

“The construction team are doing an excellent job and have made huge advances in just over six months since building work began.

“The site of the new school is and was always my first choice — the views across the town centre and beyond are simply stunning and it will be a wonderful setting for the students’ education in just a year’s time.”