Midlothian Council: Statement regarding our school buildings

Published on 11 April 2016

We anticipate that parents, carers and local residents will be aware that some Edinburgh schools are currently closed while structural investigations are carried out.

We confirm that none of our school buildings were built by the same contractor responsible for the Edinburgh PPI schools in question and we would like to take the opportunity to stress our continued commitment to ensuring the safety of everyone using school buildings in Midlothian.

Maintenance building inspections of all our schools are carried out on an ongoing basis.  A full survey of our school estate was completed after the tragic incident at Liberton High School in Edinburgh.  No structural issues were identified.  We have had two independent condition surveys carried out at our PPP1 schools (Dalkeith Schools Community Campus) in the last three years and annual independent condition surveys are carried out at our PPP2 schools (8 primary schools).  In addition to this, Midlothian Council and PPP Facilities Management staff have an ongoing monitoring regime in place to ensure that any defects are identified and addressed. This includes inspections and monthly meetings with senior school staff and our PPP contractors.

Further inspections of our own estate also started in March 2016, in response to the situation in Edinburgh, and are due to finish on Tuesday 12 April.  A formal process is in place which allows immediate repairs to a school building, including isolating the area if there are health and safety concerns.

The safety of our pupils, staff and building users are our highest priority and if anyone has any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact:


School Christmas Fair Saturday 5th December 10-1pm

Only 5 more sleeps until our fair here’s some more of our raffle prizes on offer
voucher for Bon Bon Hair and Beauty
voucher for Susan Burrell photography
APS physio voucher
50% off voucher from Soltire Soccer for either a football party or a party in their new play area
a family pass for the Mining Museum
2 x £25 vouchers for Carlton Bingo
£30 voucher from Frankie & Bennys


Save the children Christmas Jumper Day

As part of the Pupil Council Fundraising activities we would like to invite all of the children to wear their favourite school jumper (or Christmas hat/antlers etc.)

WHEN: Friday 18th December

Donations of £1 are welcomed and will be forwarded to TEXT SANTA (Save the Children, Macmillan Cancer Support and Make a Wish UK)

Many Thanks  and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, from Woodburn Primary School Pupil Council.

Christmas jumpers


Raffle Prizes for the Christmas Fair

Tickets are on sale from Monday 30th November – Please have the correct change. £1 per strip.

2x£60 voucher for transgression park

£20 sainsburys voucher

5 swimming lessons from Aquatic learning

2x£25 Carlton bingo voucher

2 course lunch voucher for frankie and bennys

£30 voucher from frankie and bennys

 £30 voucher from justinlees

Bon bon vouchers

Chapter one voucher

Boom barbers voucher

Tiffin tea voucher

Susan Burrell voucher

Ross Armstrong boiler service

APS physio voucher

Ticket to Butterfly & Insect World

There’s more amazing prizes still to be posted so keep checking the page and remember tickets will be on sale from Monday morning x