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23rd November 17

UPDATE 23.11.17 06.41AM.


School will be open today as normal.  Please read the below information regarding access.


School Closure Update

We have been on site since 6.30am this morning to assess the flooding and any associated damage to the school and potential risk to our pupils and staff.  The decision was taken to close the school today whilst water was pumped out of the basement where the school's electrics are.  The fire brigade and a number of contractors have been on site throughout the morning and we are continuing to work with the relevant authorities to resolve the matter.


At the current time we believe we will be in a position to re-open school tomorrow.  However in order to do so we will need to change a number of access points at the school so that pupils and staff can arrive safely.


The gates located on Booth Crescent will be closed and access here will be diverted to the gates located on Kirk View which is off Booth Crescent.  The main road outside of the school has been closed by the police at our request as it is not safe for vehicles or pedestrians.  Access to the front of school is still available but cars must drive up Park Road from Booth Road then turn right onto Edgeside Lane.


We cannot stress how important it is that cars do not try and drive through the road closure signs and how important it is that pupils do not try to walk through the flooded area.


We ask that parents, carers and staff allow additional time to get to school.


As the situation is constantly changing we ask that parents and carers check the school’s website at 7.15am tomorrow morning (23.11.17) for any further information.




Welcome to Fearns Community Sports College.

Fearns is a fully inclusive, comprehensive school which caters for pupils from 11–16.  As a small school, we are able to give individual attention to all our pupils and ensure that their needs are met whatever their background or ability.  We have fantastic role models of all ages in our school and many of our pupils are actively involved in the wider community through leadership. 

We are driving improvements with a clear focus on raising expectations and standards.  With a fully committed set of staff, governors, supportive parents and well-behaved pupils, we have the ingredients to go from strength to strength.  All of our pupils are unique and we want them to gain the best possible education at Fearns which will give them the keys to the future in our rapidly changing society.

We encourage every pupil to go further, faster and higher to be the person they need to be.  Through pupil voice, we have recently reviewed our school values to promote and incorporate our wider British Values.  These are at the heart of our school ethos.  We are an ambitious, caring and proud school.  We are considerate, tolerant and respectful to all in our positive, organised and dedicated community.  We are a school which celebrates success together.   

Come and look round the school at any time to see us in action and decide for yourself.

Helen Stead

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