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New wave of Edinburgh primary school extensions get underway

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April 1 2015

New wave of Edinburgh primary school extensions get underway
Edinburgh City Council has begun delivery of the latest wave of primary school extensions across the city to cater for its growing school-age population.

Additional classrooms are being built by Morrison Construction, Scott Brownrigg and Hub South East Scotland at Clermiston, Flora Stevenson, Gilmerton, James Gillespie’s, Pentland, Ratho and Wardie primary’s

Councillor Paul Godzik, education convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Since 2013 we have delivered an additional 46 modern, high quality class spaces in our primary school estate and a further 24 will be delivered for this August.

“No other Council in Scotland has taken such an innovative and collaborative approach to tackling this issue.

“Whether it is delivering entirely new buildings, extending existing buildings or reconfiguring existing space, we are committed to providing the very best educational environment for our pupils.”

Population projections indicate that the number of primary school pupils in the city will rise from 28,010 today to 31,700 by 2020 and 35,400 by 2030.

6 Comments

james
#1 Posted by james on 1 Apr 2015 at 12:24 PM
Heart-warming to see children introduced to a commercial environment at an early age. I am sure North Britain will get more productivity out of them later on in life.
Tenement Funster
#2 Posted by Tenement Funster on 1 Apr 2015 at 14:05 PM
Are they sponsored by Sainsburys?
Darth Vader
#3 Posted by Darth Vader on 1 Apr 2015 at 18:33 PM
Who designed this building?
the sultan of brooneye
#4 Posted by the sultan of brooneye on 2 Apr 2015 at 08:55 AM
Flora Stevenson's - a Prison for Children?
Sven
#5 Posted by Sven on 2 Apr 2015 at 10:32 AM
I thought Flora Stevenson was a new station on the Glasgow Underground going by the image. Pity they are moving out of the old Victorian building to move to a shiny new shopping centre with open air parking/prison on top.
John Grant
#6 Posted by John Grant on 2 Apr 2015 at 12:09 PM
Do primary school pupils in class sizes of 30+ with one teacher benefit from being in a new building? It is disgraceful that our 'government' is accepting this situation in Edinburgh (maybe other authorities too) wiyhout remedy or even comment.

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