FIVE new temporary buildings have been put up at Pinewood Infant School after it suffered an arson attack.

Eighty per cent of the school was destroyed in the blaze, which police believe was deliberately started when a bin was set on fire.

This week contractors confirmed the temporary classrooms were up and waiting to have their electricity supply connected.

They will provide accommodation when the children return after the Easter holidays.

But the long-term future of the school is still shrouded in uncertainty after it was revealed Hampshire County Council was reviewing the number of surplus places at schools.

An anticipated drop in the number of four-year-olds in Farnborough means places might not be filled.

Several infant and junior schools have already been amalgamated and since the fire there are now fears Pinewood could be next.

Cllr Maurice Sheehan said the problem was due to be discussed. He said all options would be considered but said it would not make economic sense to build a new school and close another one down.

Chairman of governors Mildred Stocks said she believed the intention was to rebuild the school.

She said the school played a vital role in the community.

“We are not just a school but a community centre with a mother and baby group, playgroup and a language impairment unit.”