A BARNSLEY primary school has been given £150,000 to make improvements to help it cope with demand for school places.

Keresforth Primary was given the cash as part of a legal agreement between Barnsley Council and the developer of the former Kingstone school site, which has 163 new homes.

Council papers approving the cash boost state: “The proposals contained in this report will deliver significant benefits for local residents by ensuring that the primary school has the capacity to handle increased future levels of demand.”