WORK has resumed on the repair and rebuild of Woodmill High School, following the damage caused by a fire in August.
The project was halted in March due to the Covid-19 lockdown. With plans in place for pupils to return in August, the work has been deemed as being essential – in line with guidance from the Scottish Government.
Shelagh McLean, head of education, said, “Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, it was not possible to continue with construction work at Woodmill High School, from March onwards.
“Now that work has resumed we are confident that the school will be ready to accept most pupils back in August, depending on any ongoing or further Covid restrictions. We understand how difficult this last year has been for our pupils, staff and their families and we can’t thank them enough for their ongoing support, patience and understanding.
“The pause in the work programme means the space for Woodmill DAS pupils will not be ready until after the October holidays. They will stay at Blairhall Primary School, between August and October 2020. This also means that all Blairhall pupils, will remain within Tulliallan Primary School during this time. Their parents have all been contacted.”