Greenhead High School is expected to remain on its current site as part of new multi-million pound plans to rebuild secondary schools in the Bradford district.

Last summer new sites for the school were looked at as part of Bradford's inclusion in the Pathfinder scheme -- a major Government education initiative.

One possible new site rumoured for the Utley school was at Marley, alongside new sporting facilities.

But this week the school denied the building had been sold. And council chiefs said all other possible sites for the school had been rejected.

Greenhead deputy head teacher Gareth Chapman said: "We have heard no more on the proposal other than it seems more unlikely to move than to stay here.

"We are hoping that we will hear something more by Easter."

A council spokesman said that all other possible sites for the new school had been rejected and the current plans were to rebuild the school at its current site.

The plans are set to include a new special school for secondary pupils.

The rebuilding programme will take place as part of the Department for Education and Skill's Building Schools for the Future plans.

Bradford district is one of only four areas in the country to be included in the scheme.

An update on the scheme was given by Bradford Council's Executive on Tuesday .

The first phase of the bid, which was submitted 12 months ago, involves re-building three secondary schools in Bradford. They will cost around £60 million.

Greenhead, as well as the two special schools in Keighley, will be included in phase two. Funding for that phase is expected to be discussed later this year.

Keighley's two special schools are planned to be co-located for secondary pupils at Greenhead school and for primary pupils at Guard House Primary School.

Following the rejection of plans to build the school on land at St Mary's Primary School, Riddlesden, Bradford Council is undertaking a consultation exercise about the Guard House proposal.