Renfrewshire Council

Statement on PPP school buildings

We would like to reassure parents and school staff about the safety of our buildings, after a wall collapsed at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh.

The City of Edinburgh Council has now shut 17 schools while it carries out safety checks.

Renfrewshire's schools are inspected every year and these checks have not highlighted any structural problems

All of our schools will be open as usual when the spring break ends on Monday 18 April.

A company called Miller Construction built Oxgangs Primary School and a number of the other schools in Edinburgh where problems have been found.

On 22 March, we contacted the Renfrewshire Schools Partnership Ltd (RSP Ltd), the company which owns and is responsible for maintaining Renfrewshire's public-private partnership (PPP) schools.

None of the 10 PPP schools in Renfrewshire were built by Miller Construction.

RSP Ltd is carrying out internal and external inspections on its PPP schools.

All new and refurbished schools across Renfrewshire are designed and built to meet Statutory Building Regulations and have all the correct completion certificates in place.

The schools below were built using PPPs:

Secondary

  • Gleniffer
  • Linwood
  • St Andrew's
  • St Benedict's

Primary

  • Cochrane Castle, St David's, West Johnstone Pre-Five Centre (all in the one building)
  • Glencoats
  • Fordbank
  • Woodlands
  • Todholm