Not very happy about this update. The following message to parents will be coming out. It doesn’t contain any survey reports, and it talks about further defects that have been found in the ceiling and roof, but doesn’t go into any more detail. I’ve only just got this, so will be following up today.
Message to Parents
Update on Recent Building Inspections of Oxgangs Primary School
I’m writing to update you on the outcome of recent building inspections.
Following the incidents involving loose flashing and the suspended ceiling in the after school club room, the Council arranged for its own independent surveys to be carried out on the roof and ceilings throughout the school.
The results of these surveys have shown further defects with the flashing on the roof and some suspended ceilings. Please be assured any urgent issues needing addressed were made safe during the inspections.
Edinburgh Schools Partnership has responsibility for the maintenance of the building and they have been told that they must ensure any other works identified by the Council surveys are carried out.
An additional condition survey of the whole school building, instructed by the Council, will take place next week and an update for parents will be provided once this is received.
As the immediate issues have been addressed the school remains safe to use and will open as normal to pupils and staff following the Easter break.