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Catherine Junior School closed following fire


CATHERINE Junior School, in Brandon Street, will be closed until further notice following a fire.

The school will be closed from Wednesday, October 30, until further notice.

Parents and carers of pupils at the school are advised to await further information about when their children should return, or whether alternative arrangements will be required.

City council building safety officers are working with the fire service to assess the damage caused to the building.

Cllr Vi Dempster, Assistant City Mayor, said: “This was a serious fire and school management acted quickly to evacuate all pupils and staff safely and without injury.

“We will now be working hard to to ensure that the pupils’ ongoing education is not affected by this.”

The cause of the fire at Catherine Junior School is not yet known.

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