Students at Oxfordshire’s largest primary school have not been able to access part of the building, after it was closed off due to dilapidation concerns.
A council site survey on Windmill Primary School in Headington revealed major structural work is required to the main building, Oxford Mail reported.
As a result, five classes have had to temporarily relocate to other areas of the school, which has 630 pupils, to allow repair work to take place.
Director for property, investment and facilities management at Oxfordshire County Council George Eleftheriou told the news provider: “While no one was in any danger, we concluded that work should take place as soon as possible, to preserve the buildings and repair damage.”
Before half-term, the local authority surveyed the school building and determined major deterioration had occurred.
Mr Eleftheriou went on to say: “Due to their age, some parts have deteriorated to a point where immediate work is needed to ensure structural integrity.”
Temporary classrooms have been set up in the gym, library, and music rooms, while the middle playground is out of bounds to allow builders access to the building.
A Facebook post from the school said the repair work, which is expected to last beyond Christmas, will “ensure the longevity and safety of the buildings long into the future”.
This comes after Great Yarmouth Borough Council revealed it is trying to save a Grade-II listed building from dilapidation, BBC News reported.
The local authority is seeking an investor to repair the building, as it is last seaside Victorian cast iron and glass winter gardens in England, making it incredibly endangered.
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