THE site of a new secondary school for 600 pupils in Bradford has been revealed.

In 2016 the Department for Education gave the go ahead for the Feversham Education Trust to open an all girl’s academy in the city.

Now the trust has announced that the new, non-faith school will be built on the site of Future House on Bolling Road, the former home of Education Bradford, and then Bradford Council’s Children’s Services department.

The site has recently been secured by the Schools Funding Agency and the school is currently in the design stages. The trust hopes to open it in September 2019.

The trust runs Feversham College, one of the highest performing schools in the district, and in 2016 took over the running of Queensbury School when it became an academy.

Bradford Girls Academy will be for pupils from Year 7 to 11, and once it opens it will take 120 pupils a year until it reaches its full capacity of 600 pupils.

A statement from the trust said: “It is a very exciting time for the trust as we can now see all our hard work from the vision of the initial Free School bid to the reality of creating the actual finished product coming to fruition.”

Bradford Council has predicted that there would be a rising need for secondary school places in the district, with pressure for Year 7 spaces expected to peak in 2019/20.

CEO Mubaaruck Ibrahim told the Telegraph & Argus that the school will likely be a mix of new build and partial refurbishment of the existing Future House building.

He said the site was chosen due to it being in an area of the city with a high need for secondary school places.

He said: “I think the best thing about the site is the transport network around it is quite good.

“Feversham already runs an outstanding girls school and year-on-year its pupils get some of the best results in the country. We’re delighted that we will be contributing to the outcomes of more young people in Bradford. This site was one of a number where there was a high demand for new places.”

He said work would start on hiring staff and a new head in the next academic year.

The school will be one of a number opening in Bradford in the coming years. Last year the DfE granted permission to the Tauheedul Education Trust to open a Muslim faith school called Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy in the city.

New College Bradford, a post 16 college for 1,200 pupils will be built on a site off Nelson Street and open in September 2019 and the Dixons Academy chain also plans to open a sixth form college in 2019.