Harborne Primary School fire – May 4 update

By on 04/05/2011 in News

Update 09:00 (May 4)

Infant school set to reopen on Friday (May 6).

Year 6 SATS to be staged at Martineau Centre from next week with induction session for all pupils on Friday (May 6).

Junior School, offices and studio have been deemed structurally unsafe and will remain closed.

School and local authority currently reviewing options for junior school pupils in the short, medium and long term.



Update 14:00 (April 28)

Harborne primary school will remain closed next week while the extent of the damage is assessed.

The fire service investigation is expected to take a further couple of days though a structural engineer has visited the school to assess when parts of the building are likely to be operational.

We are exploring various alternative options, including accommodation in other local schools, though no decision has been made at this stage.

Parents are being kept informed through the usual channels and a dedicated page on the school website is being created.

School statement

Update 09:25 (April 28)

The school is currently being assessed by structural engineers and all road closures have been removed.

Update 19:25

As a result of the below incident the school will be closed to all pupils on Thursday 27th April to allow a full assessment of the site to take place.

18:20 update

West Midlands Fire Service making good progress.

The following roads are still closed, so expect delays: Station Rd, Emerson Rd and Wentworth Rd.


West Midlands Fire Service are currently dealing with a fire at Harborne Primary School.

All staff and pupils have been evacuated safely. Parents were requested to collect children from St Johns Church(infants) or the Gala Bingo Hall (juniors).

Station Road, Emerson Road and Wentworth Road have been closed and so traffic disruption can be expected.

More information when we get it.


Tags: , , , , ,


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

There is 1 Brilliant Comment

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Chris says:

    Infants are St Johns Church not at St Johns hall.