The big rebuild at Langley Grammar School could start in the summer despite the collapse of preferred bidder Carillion.

The now-liquidated company was in line to handle the extensive government-supported project at the school in Reddington Drive, Langley - overseen by the Education Funding Agency.

But headteacher John Constable said that the £16million project is so big that it would have been unlikely to start before the end of July anyway.

It involves major demolition and rebuilding and could take two to two and a half years.

Mr Constable said a new bidding process would now start and he hoped disruption to the school could be kept to a minimum when the work begins.

He said: "We hope there will not need to be any teaching in temporary accommodation.

"If it can be done in phases we could have the new teaching block ready at the back, then the demolition and rebuild of the main building."