Kinross Primary School Opened
Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney MSP officially open the new Kinross Primary School, providing modern, state of the art education facilities for local children.
Kinross Primary School has been part of a multi-million pound programme jointly funded by Perth & Kinross Council and the Scottish Government, as part of the Council's wider investment in the school estate in Perth and Kinross.
Mr. Swinney said: “My thanks to Perth & Kinross Council for the opportunity to officially open the new state-of-the-art Kinross Primary School, which learners, staff and the whole community can be proud of.
“It is great to see the Council’s continued commitment to their school estate and I am pleased that the Scottish Government has been able to support these projects through our £1.8 billion Schools for the Future programme which will see 117 schools replaced or refurbished by March 2020.”
Perth & Kinross Council Lifelong Learning Committee Convener Councillor Caroline Shiers said: “The construction of the new Kinross Primary School has transformed the learning and teaching environment for pupils and staff.
This project is a key element of our work to maintain an effective school estate into the future and was undertaken as part of a £55million programme jointly funded by the Council and the Scottish Government.
I am delighted that the school community has settled well into its new surroundings and that we can celebrate its official opening today. Our overall investment programme of £175m for the school estate reflects the importance we place on learning in Perth and Kinross. ”
Kinross Primary School Headteacher, Pauline Smith commented: “The building of the new school has already made a real difference for our children and staff and we are looking forward to highlighting what a fantastic school we have!"
Gary Bushnell, Chief Executive, hub East Central Scotland said: "We worked closely with the team at Perth & Kinross Council to manage the project to build the new school to successful completion. It is great to see the pupils and staff enjoying their new school, which provides an excellent modern learning environment and is the fifth that we have delivered for the Council."
The new Kinross Primary School has increased pupil capacity for 566 children, with dedicated nursery provision for 85 children. 18 open-plan teaching zones sit alongside a dedicated gym hall and separate dining facilities within the school. External facilities have also been transformed with a grass pitch, Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), outdoor teaching facilities and eco-features, as well as improved pupil drop-off facilities and enhanced parking.