New school to be build in South Queensferry
Pupils in South Queensferry are celebrating a new high school being built thanks to a multi-million pound Government boost .
Queensferry Community High School is to be rebuilt by 2020 as part of the Schools For the Future Programme.
The Government will provide about two-thirds of the cost with Edinburgh City Council producing the rest.
Queensferry Community High School is one of 19 schools that will receive a portion of the £230m investment, which is the final phase of a £1.8b programme.
Head teacher John Wood said: “The school’s staff, pupils, parents and partners are excited by the new build and the contribution we can make to its design.
“It will give us opportunities to make sure that the facilities are appropriate for the most up to date thinking around learning and the courses that we can offer our young people.”
Cabinet Secretary for Education Angela Constance said: “This is brilliant news. The new Queensferry Community High School will be a fantastic, modern building that pupils, teachers and the whole community will enjoy for generations to come.”
Figures have not been released but it is believed the building will cost in the region of £30m.