New south Edinburgh primary school on Canaan Lane

We are planning a new school in south Edinburgh on Canaan Lane to be open for August 2021. Planning permission was granted in November 2019.

View the planning application for the new school

Download the affected addresses (PDF, 195 KB)
Download the catchment area map for the new school (PDF, 829 KB)


Canann Lane artists' impression


We provided an update on 14 November 2019.

Download the 14 November 2019 update (PDF 126 KB)

Download the access and works plan January 2020 (PDF 2.25 MB)

We provided an update on 13 November 2018. 

Download the 13 November 2018 update (PDF, 156 KB)

We held an information event on 13 June 2018 and showed proposed designs of the new school.

Download the new South Edinburgh primary images from the information event (PDF, 3 MB)

Project background

The number of children in south Edinburgh's primary schools is higher than it has been for 30 years. Schools are under pressure to find space for all of their pupils. The problem is biggest at South Morningside Primary, where pupils are split across three sites. 

We consulted on possible changes for primary schools and catchments in this area from 24 August to 6 October 2015.

Affected primary schools

  • Bruntsfield
  • James Gillespie's
  • St Peter's RC
  • South Morningside
  • Tollcross


Download the statutory consultation paper (PDF, 8 MB)
Download the outcome of the statutory consultation process report (PDF, 4 MB)
Download the Council decision of the outcome of the statutory consultation process report (PDF, 245 KB)

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