Take a peek at how new schools will look

A virtual tour of East Dunbartonshire’s new primary school design is now available on the homepage of the council’s website (www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk).

The primary design, which is based on the needs of Curriculum for Excellence, will act as a reference design for new-build primary schools across Scotland.

It will be used to build the new Lairdsland Primary School which is set to open in October 2014.

The design was developed in consultation with the staff and pupils to produce a result that provides a stimulating learning environment.

The flexible and open classrooms allow for formal learning areas and informal project space.

Each classroom has access to an outdoor learning area, and there are dedicated areas for art, science, and display throughout the school.

Outdoor spaces include all-weather facilities to allow for physical education throughout the school year.

Council Leader Rhondda Geekie said: “These images present a school which is fit for learning in the 21century.

“We are consulting on building more new primary schools based on this design in East Dunbartonshire.

“Any new school would be developed in close consultation with pupils, teachers and parents to ensure that the building meets the specific needs of that area.”

The council is currently conducting statutory consultations on two further new primary school buildings in East Dunbartonshire.

The proposals are for a new school building in Lenzie, merging Lenzie and Lenzie Moss Primary Schools and in Bishopbriggs, merging Woodhill and Auchinairn Primary Schools.

Statutory consultations on proposals to build new schools in Bearsden and Kirkintilloch will be held later in the year.

Informal consultation is being carried out on changes to elements of primary provision in Bearsden, Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs.

For further information about the Primary School Improvement Programme visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/primaryimprovement