Stepps Primary School and Community Campus

Temporary closure of school building from July 2020

Stepps primary school exterior

The building which is home to Stepps primary school and nursery class will close for one year from July 2020 to allow essential repair work to take place.

At the start of the new school term in August 2020 pupils and staff will relocate to temporary high-quality modular accommodation on a site next to the school and community campus for one year.

The community and library facilities on the campus will remain open as these areas can be isolated from the works; the all-weather sports pitch on the campus also remain unaffected by the remedial works.

The reason for the closure is to allow extensive remedial works to the drainage system beneath the building including excavating trenches to carry out the work.

Parents, staff and pupils have all been informed of the move and the reasons behind it in this pdf icon information booklet [988kb].

Janie O'Neill, Head of Education, explained: "Due to the level of disruption that the works will cause, we have decided to decant pupils and staff to temporary premises.

"Clearly we would rather not be having to take this action, but it is important that the issue is addressed sooner rather than later.

"Our key priority is to ensure that this has no impact on any child's education and the accommodation we have arranged is of the highest standard."

Drop-in sessions for parents/carers or users of the campus who would like further information have been arranged at the school on Wednesday 25 September and Wednesday 2 October between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.

The building drainage works are suspended from ground-floor slabs due to peat on the site and the building is on a piled foundation solution.

The drainage system under the building requires extensive remedial work requiring a full decant of the school and nursery provision to allow the work to take place.

This page will be regularly updated with information. 

Contact - steppsprimary2@northlan.gov.uk  or you can telephone 01236 812336.

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