Review of cladding system in Angus schools

Published on Friday, 14 July 2017

In the wake of the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in West London in June, Angus Council has conducted a comprehensive review of all our schools. The safety and security of our children and young people is always our top priority and we can assure the public that we constantly ensure our buildings meet the required standards and regulations. We also work continually with colleagues in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to regularly review our fire safety and prevention measures.

During our review, we identified that a cladding system containing Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) has been used in very small areas in two of our primary schools – Timmergreens Primary School and Warddykes Primary School. Effectively the cladding is for decorative, feature purposes around entrance areas only. It covers less than 5% of the external wall finish in each school.

We understand that there may be concern amongst these school communities. We would like to confirm that both schools contain a sprinkler system, regularly serviced fire alarm systems and a fire evacuation plan. All of our over-cladded buildings were designed to comply with Scottish Building Regulations and have been subject to building warrant approval, detailed design and specifications showing compliance with regulations and an inspection regime.