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Education Scotland backs plans for new primary at East End

Press release   •   Mar 17, 2016 16:03 GMT

Moray Council's plans to establish a new primary school at a temporary site within the East Elgin campus has been backed by Education Scotland.

The new school will be built to serve Elgin’s fast-growing south-east suburbs.

A catchment area for the new school has already been agreed but until the school is constructed and opened in summer 2018, the council has proposed accommodating pupils in the East End annexe from August this year.

The annexe will be fully refurbished and the ‘temporary’ school would have its own identity with a head teacher and staff, although the playground and dining area would be shared with East End Primary.

In a report from Education Scotland - the national Government agency supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education -the move to establishing a new school identity has been described as having significant educational benefits for the pupils.

In response to some concerns regarding potential traffic issues, Education Scotland suggest that the authority monitors the situation.

Read the report from Education Scotland here

The report will be debated at a meeting of the Moray Council's Children and Young People's Services Committee on April 27.

Details of the planning application, including artist's impressions of the proposed entrance to the refurbished former Heritage Centre, are here

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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