New wave of Edinburgh primary school extensions get underway
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April 1 2015wave 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.
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