£1.8m to rebuild fire-hit school

02 Sep 2011

Some £1.8 million is to be spent rebuilding a school in Birmingham after it was damaged by a major blaze earlier this year.

Some 360 school pupils had to be moved to a nearby conference centre for lessons after the fire at Harborne Primary School in April.

The blaze caused damage to the roof, main hall and classrooms in the junior school section.

Work has already begun on clearing the school of debris ahead of the building work starting later this month.

The repair work, funded by Birmingham City Council, is due to be finished by April next year with junior pupils able to return to the school in May.

Head teacher Mark Slater said: "Things are virtually back to normal at the infants' school and the juniors are settled and looking forward to the new term and re-establishing a routine."

Copyright Press Association 2011



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