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Pupils settle into Auchmuty High and Dumbarton Academy

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September 5 2013

Pupils settle into Auchmuty High and Dumbarton Academy
The latest batch of schools to open their doors to pupils, Auchmuty High School and Dumbarton Academy, have been handed over by BAM Construction alongside Eastwood and Lasswade High Schools.

Auchmuty has been designed and delivered by Fife Council under Building Fife’s Future Framework to provide accommodation for 1,400 pupils and follows on from work at Dunfermline High School which sees classrooms arranged around a central street with a ‘see and be seen’ ethos permeating all aspects of the design.

Meanwhile Dumbarton Academy, designed by Keppie, accommodates 680 pupils and is the first school in Scotland to adopt a precast frame solution. Its grounds incorporate a flood-lit all weather sports pitch, a grass pitch, 100m running track, new theatre, library, a music garden, a fitness trail within the playground and a school garden.

Douglas Keillor, regional director BAM Scotland said, “It’s great to see so many pupils starting the new term in inspiring new school facilities whose benefits will extend even further into the wider community.

“All four schools are real flagship examples of maximising space and using creative design to deliver quality accommodation within budget.”
Dunfermline High School has seen behaviour and academic results improve since opening
Dunfermline High School has seen behaviour and academic results improve since opening
Open plan layouts ensure maximum oversight of pupils at Auchmuty
Open plan layouts ensure maximum oversight of pupils at Auchmuty

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