BALFRON High school will be closed to S1-3 pupils next week after a survey uncovered issues with walls in a stairwell and the school’s small gym.
The affected areas of the school will be closed for repairs until next Friday (13 May). Meantime,S4-6 pupils who are scheduled to sit their SQA exams next week will sit these in alternative areas of the school that are unaffected.
Parents were notified of the potential issues after recent precautionary checks which pre-empted Friday’s (6 May) which revealed another potential issue with the wall of the stairwell which was not immediately obvious during previous checks as well as additional issues in the atrium.
“These are issues that would have been expected to arise within a building that is now 15 years old and were not deemed to be due to building quality or practices at that time,” says a spokesperson from Stirling Council.
“Our priority is to minimise disruption and ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of our pupils and staff, and further updates will be provided as soon as possible.
Arrangements are being put in place should alternative provision be required after Thursday and Stirling Council will update parents, carers and pupils as soon as more information is available.