Ann Maguire stabbing: Leeds classroom 'remodelled'

Corpus Christi Catholic College Pupils and staff at the school have been consulted on the changes

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The classroom where a Leeds teacher was stabbed to death is being "remodelled" for the start of the new academic year.

Spanish teacher Ann Maguire, 61, was killed at Corpus Christi Catholic College on 28 April.

A 16-year-old student has accepted responsibility for her killing and will go on trial charged with murder in November.

Documents on Leeds City Council's website indicate the cost of the changes will be more than £120,000.

'Terrible tragedy'

A report said pupils and staff at the school had been consulted on the changes.

The work will see the classroom subdivided into a computer room, a speaking and listening room and a workroom.

Ann Maguire Ann Maguire taught Spanish at the Roman Catholic school

Mrs Maguire, a mother of two from Moortown, Leeds, had been due to retire in September after working for more than 40 years at the school.

Nigel Richardson, Leeds City Council's director of children's services, said: "We continue to work closely with the school and the diocese and have agreed to fund remodelling work to part of the school building in order to help the school move on from the terrible tragedy which occurred earlier this year.

"It is very important that the staff and pupils are comfortable in their surroundings and are able to make a fresh start when they return to school next month."

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