Crowded school to get extension... but when?

posted 8 Apr 2010, 07:08 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
An overcrowded primary school has finally been promised that it will be "prioritised" for a new extension – but education chiefs say there is no money and no timescale for the work to be carried out.

Parents of children at South Morningside Primary have been campaigning for years to get money to address the overcrowding problems, which mean many children have to eat lunch in classrooms, miss out on lunchtime play and also fail to meet national targets which say they should do two hours of PE every week.

They have finally been told of the "positive result" that will see the school prioritised for an extension, but this is likely to be several years away as the council's capital budget for projects such as this is fully committed until 2014.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News