Craigroyston Primary Decant

In April 2016 we heard the news that Craigroyston Primary was to be one of seventeen Edinburgh schools to be closed for a period of time. This was to allow for safety checks to take place.

While we are extremely sad at not being able to return to the primary, we are very grateful for the help we are receiving during this challenging time.

Primary 1-Primary 7 are based in Craigroyston High School. Our nursery classes are based in Queensferry and Cramond Primaries. We have received great support from our host schools and certainly have a lot to thank them for.

The Edinburgh Schools Partnership (ESP), who manage and operate the schools on behalf of the Council, has given estimated completion dates for each school.

The Council has been working closely with ESP on a works programme which gives indicative dates for when individual schools will reopen. The dates, which are reasonable assumptions based on the programme of works, are detailed below.

The latest update, on 29 April 2016, for Craigroyston Primary is that the works will be completed by week commencing 8th August and the school will reopen on 17th August after the holidays.

If it is possible to bring forward these dates then the Council and ESP will do this and parents will be updated as soon as possible.

In the interim, alternative arrangements will remain in place with Council officers continuing to monitor and make adjustments as required.

The full remediation programme is subject to the Council receiving satisfactory quality assurances from Edinburgh Schools Partnership, and contractors carrying out remedial works on their behalf, and the Council receiving appropriate safety assurances and checks that this work is of the required standard to ensure the safety of children.

We will continue to keep parents updated regularly on current arrangements and any changes that are made. We will also keep you informed by using the City of Edinburgh website http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolclosures.