Faults Found In All 17 Closed Edinburgh Schools

Edinburgh City Council say experts have found faults in all 17 of the schools shut recently, due to saftey fears.

They stress some could be minor, and they are carrying out further examinations.

Reports this morning it may be the summer before some kids get back in; but we've been told it's simply too early to tell.

It's also emerged schools closed amid safety fears were not inspected by the council when their construction was completed.

Instead the builders 'self-certified' that they met 'all the relevant building standards'.

The majority of the 2,000 pupils preparing for exams at the five high schools involved resumed lessons on Wednesday.

Senior pupils from three secondaries were able to return to their usual building as they only had partial refurbishments as part of the Public Private Partnership project (PPP) delivered by the Edinburgh Schools Partnership, while S4-S6 pupils at two other high schools are having classes in alternative buildings but are taught by their own teachers.

But the council announced on Wednesday that practical exams due to take place at the five high schools have been postponed.

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