Heating and hot water returned to primary part of Stornoway school

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has confirmed sufficient repairs have been completed at Stornoway Primary to return heating and hot water fully to the primary part of the school will pupils again from tomorrow (Friday).

This follows an the incidence of vandalism at the school which saw extensive damage caused to large parts of the building including the plant room and heating system.

It continues to be the case that the provision is for children of key workers and vulnerable pupils.

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There are some on-going issues and additional testing is required for the new nursery and childcare centre provisions so they will not be able to return to their part of the building until next week.

Nursery children aged 3-5 should continue to report to Laxdale Nursery tomorrow and parents will receive direct communication about arrangements for next week as soon as they are confirmed.

Provision will continue for children aged 0-3 at the old childcare centre and it is hoped they will be able to return to their new playrooms by Monday. Parents will receive confirmation of this directly.

The Education, Skills & Children’s Services Department would like to express its thanks to Comhairle technical staff and contractors at Lewis Builders for their efforts to repair the damage at Stornoway Primary as quickly as possible and to the Nicolson Institute and Laxdale School for hosting displaced children this week.

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