Pupil's fall from staircase was accident
AN investigation into an accident which left a 12-year-old boy in intensive care when he fell from a third floor school staircase has been completed.
The pupil, who suffered serious chest and head injuries, has now made a recovery and returned to Fairfield High School in Horfield following the accident in February 24.
The fall, which occurred in front of other pupils at lunchtime in the school foyer, was investigated by Bristol City Council.
The report into the investigation has concluded the incident was an "unfortunate accident" and was not due to flaws in the school's design.
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Investigators found the design of the building complied with appropriate regulations and risk assessments had been carried out and reviewed at the correct time.
However, the report does recommend the school carries out a further review of risk assessments, seeking input from pupils. The school's governors are considering the report, which has also been sent to the Health and Safety Executive.
Head teacher Catriona Mangham said: "This report confirms appropriate action was taken at the time of the incident by Fairfield High School.
"We will now take forward its recommendations. Our pupil has made a successful return to school and we will continue to work closely with his family."