The Head Teacher of Preston Lodge High School has updated parents, carers and students on building works to address issues associated with Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).

Dear student/parent/carer

Building Update

We are very pleased to report that good progress continues to be made with remedial work to address our school’s building defects.

Through the phased re-commissioning process, three maths classrooms, seven art and three biology classrooms have been brought back into use.

We still anticipate that our RME, French, Computing and Business Education classrooms on the top floor of the main teaching block will come back into use from January. Work here has been completed, so our expectation is that teaching will resume in these rooms gradually throughout January. Students will be updated on return to school on when their classes in these subjects will move to the top floor.

PE facilities within the Preston Lodge building are expected to come back into use in March (following expected completion of works in February) and all PE lessons will continue to take place at Meadowmill until that point.

While delays are always possible in building work, we remain encouraged by the progress that is being made, and we continue to be grateful for the close and effective partnership working between East Lothian Council, Innovate East Lothian Ltd and FES FM Ltd.

I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone in our school community their patience and understanding, and for the great support we have received in this work. We are very much looking forward to more parts of our building becoming operational again in the new term.

Best wishes

Gavin Clark

Head Teacher


Published: Thursday, 21st December 2023