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Newbold Riverside Primary School to re-open

Thursday 13th January, 2005

Newbold Riverside Primary School in Newbold Road, Rugby, will remain shut on Thursday 13 January while essential cleaning takes place following a fire on Tuesday night.

Newbold Riverside Primary School in Newbold Road, Rugby, will remain shut on Thursday 13 January while essential cleaning takes place following a fire on Tuesday night.

However the school will partially re-open on Friday 14 January. Pupils in the reception and nursery class and Years 4, 5 and 6 will be able to attend class as normal.

Parents and pupils of the other year groups, Years 1, 2 and 3, are invited to attend a meeting at the school on Friday at 11am, where they will be told about the arrangements for those classes to resume.

Several classrooms suffered superficial damage in the fire, which was discovered in a corridor at the school on Tuesday night at 10.30pm.

Discussions have been taking place with neighbouring schools about the possibility of them temporarily hosting the classes whose rooms have been affected by the blaze.

Final arrangements are being discussed and will be revealed later in the week.

Headteacher Philippa Boulding said: “The school has been working with neighbouring schools and the Local Education Authority to make emergency arrangements to allow school life to return to normal as quickly as possible. The majority of the classes will be returning on Friday and we hope that the necessary repairs and decorating work following the smoke and water damage will be completed in the next six to eight weeks.”

For more information, please contact the school on 01788 544096.