Published Friday, 20 September 2013
Pupils have had to use staff offices during the dispute. (© UTV)
On the first day of term pupils at Hazelwood Integrated College found themselves locked out of new mobile classroom built over the summer.
The Belfast Education and Library Board padlocked the gates after, it said, the school failed to get the proper planning and claimed there were a number of health and safety issues to be addressed.
Since the beginning of September officials from the board and senior staff at the school have held discussions in a bid to resolve the matter.
One pupil's parent even went as far as taking legal action in an attempt to force through a resolution.
While the talks took place, staff were forced to use offices for lessons.
On Friday, both the school and the board said it was hoped the pupils would get access to the new rooms by the end of the month.
Hazelwood Integrated College, the Department of Education and BELB issued a joint statement.
It said: "A further constructive meeting was held between Hazelwood Integrated College, the Department of Education and BELB to bring the matter to a satisfactory conclusion.
"Outstanding work to ensure health and safety compliance is nearing completion.
"All parties are working towards pupils accessing the mobile buildings by the week commencing 30 September."
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