Surveys for St Conval’s Primary and Eastwood Nursery online

Survey reports for 117 schools on the 4Rs schools’ estate programme have now been published on the council website, including St Conval’s Primary School and Eastwood Nursery School.

The first 59 schools and nurseries to benefit from the five year, £250 million refurbishment initiative were announced in March and the first tranche of work was started during the spring holidays in April.

So far, 23 buildings have benefited from investment and the programme for the next phase refurbishment is currently being developed.

Work is progressing well and the schools which are due to benefit from investment during the summer are being identified, work packages agreed and will be announced in due course.

Headteachers of schools where work will be carried out over the summer holidays will be contacted direct by a member of the 4Rs project team to let them know key dates and what they need to do before the end of term.

State of the art fire alarms have also been commissioned in 35 schools, and work in two schools already complete.

The majority of work agreed to date concentrates on new roofs and external works.   Three major re-roofs are currently on-site and several more approved and ready to start in the near future.

St Conval’s Primary and Eastwood Nursery in first work for schools pledge

St Conval’s Primary and Eastwood Nursery are among the first buildings to benefit from Glasgow Labour’s pledge to rebuild or refurbish local schools.

Work will begin as early as next month at 59 schools and nurseries across the city.  It will make an immediate impact by upgrading roofs, walls, playgrounds and paths; improving paths, fences, drainage and decoration; addressing asbestos control and removing pigeon droppings.

The £40 million investment agreed in last month’s Council budget begins a five-year programme committing £250 million to improve Glasgow school buildings through the Education Estate Strategy 2012-17 – 4Rs for Glasgow.

Headteachers are being informed this morning before parents receive letters in each school.  Also among the first year’s work is Hollybrook Academy, a secondary in Govanhill for south side pupils with additional support needs.

Detailed surveys are being carried out across the education estate. Schools not included at this stage but requiring major refurbishment will be considered later this year. This allows time to plan detailed arrangements for school decants and minimise disruption to learning and teaching while substantial work is carried out in future years.