Public information events for three new primary schools

A series of drops in events are being held for the public to find out more about the latest plans by the City of Edinburgh Council to build three new primary schools.

The three new schools – a replacement Victoria and ones in south Edinburgh and the Broomhills area – are all scheduled to open by August 2020.

Both the south Edinburgh and Victoria schools are required to accommodate growth in pupil numbers whilst the one in Broomhills will be built due to planned housing developments in the area.

Work is expected to start on all three schools in Spring 2019 with each school being built to accommodate over 400 pupils and including new nurseries. In addition, the Broomhills school and the new Victoria will have an all-weather pitch.

Members of the Council’s project team will be at all the meetings to discuss the plans and answer any questions.

The three meetings are as follows:

  • new Victoria Primary School - Wednesday 6 June, 4pm to 7pm, at the existing school on Newhaven Main Street
  • south Edinburgh  - Wednesday 13 June, 4pm to 7pm, the South Morningside Primary School P1 and P2 building, Canaan Lane
  • Broomhills -  Wednesday 20 June, 4pm to 7pm, Valley Park Community Centre, Southhouse Road

Councillor Ian Perry, Education Convener, said: “With the growing population in these areas of the city we needed to address the issues of rising rolls. Building three new primary schools shows a clear commitment from the Coalition to provide the best education possible for our children.”

Councillor Alison Dickie, Education Vice Convener, said: “These public information events are a great opportunity for parents and people living nearby to come along and find out more about the exciting plans for these new schools.”

The sites for the three schools are: new Victoria - Western Harbour, Leith; new south Edinburgh on Canaan Lane and Broomhills off Frogston Road East. Both the new south Edinburgh and Broomhills schools have yet to be named.


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