Survey of school closed on safety grounds is finished

A structural survey of a school closed at the beginning of term on safety grounds is now complete.

But parents of the 350 pupils at Holy Family School in Kirkintilloch will have to wait to find out the extent of the work needed to be 
carried out – although the report has revealed the building itself is structurally sound.

Pupils were decanted to the former Lairdsland Primary School in August after routine checks revealed a 
serious crack in a wall on the upper floor. As the Herald went to press on Monday, council leader Rhondda Geekie said her officers needed to inspect the survey report to determine action needed.

She added: “The structural survey we commissioned is a substantial document providing a comprehensive report on the state of the school.

“The good news is that the report states that the school building is structurally sound.

“However, officers need 
to now work through the 
various remedial elements identified to calculate repair costs and timescales in order to bring recommendations to the council as a matter of 
urgency.

“Everyone involved in this next stage is aware of the priority of this work.

“Once the analysis has been carried out and a decision reached, all stakeholders will be advised of the work programme which will bring the school building back 
into use and enable the Holy 
Family school community to move back to normal routine.”