First School News
First School News
The final brick of the school building was laid by East Dunbartonshire Council Leader Rhondda Geekie with help from future pupils Connor, Fergus, Freya and Molly.
The new £11.5m primary school and nursery class in Lenzie is being delivered in partnership with hub West Scotland as part of the Council’s Primary School Improvement Programme (PSIP) on the existing Lenzie Moss Primary School site.
It will replace the existing Lenzie Moss Primary and Lenzie Primary schools and early years provision and is set to open its doors to pupils for the first time on Thursday 18 August 2016.
Council Leader Rhondda Geekie said, “The progress of the building has been remarkable and it has been very exciting for the children to see each stage of the new school taking shape since work began in the summer.
“It is also extremely good news that due to an early start on site, the new school will be opening its doors to pupils earlier than planned. Opening in August 2016 means that the demolition of the old Lenzie Moss school building will now begin during the school summer holidays, reducing disruption to the operation of the new school during term time.”
Chief Executive of hWS, Debbie McNamanra added, “It was positive to see the progress being made with the construction of the new Lenzie Meadow Primary School and to share this milestone with some of the pupils. We will continue to work with our main contractor, Lendlease and the Council to achieve a successful handover during the summer."
The new school is designed to support the on-going implementation of Curriculum for Excellence with flexible, open, learning spaces that support the many different approaches to learning including class teaching, project work and individual learning.
Some of its features include classrooms with LCD touchscreens, Wi-Fi throughout the building, multi-use games area in the grounds, covered outdoor learning areas and small and large group work spaces.