WORK on an extension at Law Primary School is “progressing well”, with the new building set to be open in three months’ time.

Extensive work on a two-storey extension to the primary school in North Berwick began last September.

The new part of the school will include 16 classrooms, two tutorial rooms, a library, music room and resource rooms, as well as a meeting room and staff offices.

It will be home to children in primary 4-7, while the original buildings are being redesigned to meet the needs of pupils in primary 1-3.

A spokeswoman for East Lothian Council gave the Courier an update on the progress of the work, with the extension due to open in October.

She said: “The new extension building is now completely wind and water tight and external cladding work is almost complete. Internally the services are nearing completion and walls are being undercoated.

“Work has started on the internal alterations of the school and the new multi-use games hall.

“New grass pitches are completed and were tried out prior to the holidays.”

Last month, parents and local residents raised concerns over the external cladding added to the extension in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London, in which 80 people died.

The cladding on the high-rise tower block was widely blamed for the quick spread of the blaze, although an official investigation is under way.

But council officials told the Courier: “The new extension at Law Primary fully complies with the current Scottish building fire standards and also is fitted with a sprinkler system throughout.

“Fire safety is paramount in the construction and management of all council buildings, including offices and schools.

“Fire management systems fully comply with current building regulations and are regularly tested to ensure effectiveness.”

Councillor Norman Hampshire, in his former role as East Lothian Council planning spokesperson, said previously: “All children at Law will benefit from the expansion project, as it’s not just about new buildings but also about reconfiguring our existing school so that our younger primary children will be working in modern and spacious surroundings too.”

The local authority spokeswoman also outlined what work would be carried out by builders Hadden Construction over the school holidays.

“Over the next month a ‘mock up’ classroom will be completed or ‘sign off’ by the design team,” she said.

“This is a common practice where the contractors will finish one area for staff to approve and advise any minor tweaks.”

The school is due to open following the summer holidays on August 14, with pupils returning two days later.