THERE was good news for pupils at The Blue School, Wells, as they head into half term later today (Friday, February 9).

Students, who have been home learning since "significant cracking amongst all concrete floors was discovered" was discovered in December, are likely to all return to the Kennion Road campus at the start of the summer term.

Headteacher Mark Woodlock has confirmed in a letter to parents and carers that "the funding structures and the contractors' availability" mean temporary classrooms will start to be installed on site from early next month.

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In his letter, he adds: "The programme of works will last through the second half of the next term and are on track to be completed by Easter.

"This will mean that we should be in a position to have all students back in school full time by the start of the summer term."

The classrooms will be put into place in two blocks of six behind Holland Hall, on the Kennion courts.

Mr Woodlock added: "Our intention is that the maths team will occupy the majority of those classrooms and that will allow the school to breathe a little easier come the summer term, substantially reducing the amount of circulation currently taking place in school.

"Students will start to see the construction of ‘Kennion Village’ from the first weeks of March and this in itself should provide a degree of positivity."

He said similar temporary classrooms at another school "feel like permanent structures, with good sound-proofing and ventilation, and therefore positive spaces in which to learn and teach".

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"From my perspective, having those classrooms in place will allow us to focus on whatever building measures are required for the old Kennion buildings without the disruption to the students," said Mr Woodlock. "That is hugely important."

Meanwhile, a canopy is being installed next week over the Bailey terrace to allow pupils a covered space outside to play.

The school community when donations totalling tens of thousands of pounds, including £10,000 from the Glastonbury Festival, were sent in to help pay for the development.