Local schools help Oxgangs pupils

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Wester Hailes Education Centre and Clovenstone Primary have announced that they will be welcoming pupils from Oxgangs Primary School. Oxgangs primary school was forced to close until after the Easter holidays while remedial works take place.

Two classes from Oxgangs will meet at Clovenstone Primary and at least one will meet at WHEC. The classes will still be held by their usual class teachers.

Oxgangs Primary School was damaged when hundreds of bricks were blown from the wall during Storm Gertrude in January. A building survey earlier in the week has revealed issues with how the external wall was constructed, forcing the school to close while works take place to fix this.

Andy Gray, the City of Edinburgh Council’s head of schools, lifelong learning communities and families, said:

Edinburgh Schools Partnership has now carried out a detailed investigation of the external wall cavity around the whole building and this indicated an issue regarding variations in cavity width.

This raised a further issue with the associated embedment of the wall ties and remedial works will be carried out to address this.

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