HAYGROVE School is to be rebuilt on a new site, it has been announced today (Friday, December 1).

The current school buildings in Durleigh will be demolished once new premises have been constructed in Queenswood.

It comes after the Government ruled that the main building had to be closed ahead of the start of the school year in September after it was deemed unsafe.

Following assessments, the main school building was wrapped and scaffolding put up around it due to shoddy work during its construction.

READ MORE: Government closes Haygrove School.

The return to school was staggered by school year and some students' lessons were transferred to Bridgwater and Taunton College.

Temporary classrooms were brought onto the site.

Following the announcement of plans for a new school, Bridgwater MP Ian Liddell-Grainger told The Mercury: "It's been an incredible team effort by the school, the Government and the local community.

"It's extremely good news for Haygrove.

"But I'm still extremely cross about the building being sub-standard in the first place."