EDUCATION bosses have vowed to rebuild a fire-hit primary school in Glasgow's West End.

The Steiner Primary and Infant School was virtually destroyed following a major blaze last month.

However, there are now plans to rebuild the independent private school, using the existing external walls.

As reported by the Evening Times, dozens of children and staff were evacuated when flames tore through the school, in Lumsden Street, Yorkhill.

Several options for the site are under consideration, but no firm plans have been drawn up.

School manager, Kathryn Turner, told the Evening Times: "Obviously it is still very early. But we are hoping to rebuild, as the external walls are structurally sound and there is no reason to demolish them."

The building remains cordoned off, while structural engineers carry out investigations.

More than 60 pupils and about 25 members of staff fled the school and gathered in a local community centre and sheltered housing.

The fire broke out during morning break, at around 11.30am, on Tuesday, March 26.

A tower on the roof collapsed into the building and debris rained down on parked cars.

Around 55 firefighters were brought in to tackle the blaze, which is understood to have started in a first-floor classroom.

The children were sent home until after the Easter break and the school board will meet to decide what action to take after the holidays.

Following the fire, Ms Turner, said: "We are a very tight-knit school community and the only Steiner school in the west of Scotland.

"It is more than a school. It is a way of life, a community, and the building is part of that community and for children to stand and watch their school burn down is very traumatic.

"I don't think you can put into words what that building meant."