Dundee City Council is set to bolster fire safety measures in a number of buildings across the city in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Councillors are being asked to approve a £70,000 contribution towards the replacement of cladding at St Paul’s RC Academy.
The aluminium composite material cladding currently on the building meets current Scottish safety standards but could be banned by the UK Government.
Dundee’s pre-emptive move to replace the cladding aims to avoid any future headaches.
The local authority has also recruited fire specialists to advise on potentially fitting sprinklers in the city’s multi-storey blocks.
The move by council bosses to dampen fire safety fears follows a report which revealed eight safety failures at Braeview Academy which had been highlighted months and years earlier had not been resolved by the time flames engulfed the school.
A report given to officers probing September’s blaze at Braeview confirms required actions, including replacing CCTV and fitting locks to cupboards to individual gas shut-off valves, were never completed.
Safety experts said work to both the CCTV and the locks should have been completed around March.
A further three of the eight incomplete requirements had repeatedly been highlighted to education bosses over a five-year period.
However, children and families services convener Stewart Hunter insisted “all the urgent points” raised had been implemented.
He added: “The majority of the points that were in progress when the fire occurred were priority 4, which means they were classed as long-term and wouldn’t be done until the school was due to be upgraded or refurbished.
“There’s nothing in these action points that should give parents any concern.”