School re-opens after safety checks
THE Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone was closed on Monday following the earthquake.
An inspection of the building on Sunday revealed several cracks in the exterior walls which resulted in head teacher Phil Harding deciding to keep the doors shut the following day.
Surveyors went to the school to carry out an extensive investigation. The cracks were in the main building, which was built in 1927.
Mr Harding said: “When there are 930 pupils and 120 staff on site we cannot afford to compromise their safety. The surveyors confirmed our initial impressions and carried out an inspection.”
The school re-opened on Tuesday.
Harvey Grammar School pupils found there was no school on Monday