School’s campus £1.1 million refit

Winchburgh Primary school extension opens
Winchburgh Primary school extension opens
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Local primary school pupils were jumping for joy when a £1.1 million extension was officially opened.

West Lothian Council’s executive councillor for education, Lawrence Fitzpatrick, performed the official opening of the new extension at the campus shared by Winchburgh and Holy Family Primaries on Thursday, September 25.

The extension and school improvements, which were funded via West Lothian Council’s capital programme and developer contributions, includes three state-of-the-art classrooms with a breakout space.

Staff and parent councils at both schools were consulted on the design, which included improvements to the entrance, outside learning and pupil toilets.

The investment included a multi-use-games-area (MUGA), which was completed in 2013, in the school grounds. This is available for community use outwith school hours.

Executive councillor for education Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: “I am delighted to have been invited to perform the official opening of the new extension and school improvments.

“The new facilities are fantastic and I’m sure that they are a welcome addition for all of the pupils and the staff.

“The MUGA will be a great asset for the community too.”

The schools are very proud of their achievements and believe the extension can only benefit pupils and staff.

Most recently the campus was awarded two Green Flags for Eco Schools promotions, an award for a Health Promoting School, a three star gold award for enterprise, a Stellar award for joint campus improvements in the grounds and a British Council International School Award at Foundation level.

West Lothian Council’s head of education Jim Cameron, said: “The new classrooms and the outdoor space are fantastic additions to the schools.”