PUPILS at a North Somerset school are being taught in other parts of the school while temporary marquees are being put up after the main tower block was closed due to structural weaknesses.

Clevedon School closed the main tower on September 18 after an inspection found that the beams, which are made of High Alumina Cement Concrete (HACC), had weakened due to undergoing changing chemical composition.

This was unrelated to the national RAAC issue.

Today (Monday, September 25) the BBC reported that the school is putting up temporary marquees and students are being taught in other parts of the school.

Earlier this month, headteacher Jim Smith said: “I would like to take this opportunity to praise our school community for the way they have approached their learning this week.

"In difficult times they have, in the spirit of our school motto, been kind and brilliant.”

Chief executive officer, Andrea Arlidge, added: “Futura Learning Partnership and the school are working with the Department for Education, North Somerset Council and industry experts to make sure we make the best decisions for our staff and students about both short and long-term solutions.”

In total, 22 classrooms, offices, and storage rooms have been taken out of use, and over a quarter of the building’s space at the Futura Learning Partnership multi-academy trust school.