Dunoon Primary School to have full refurb with funding boost

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5 Mar 2015 - 10:16

DUNOON Primary School pupils will benefit from a fully refurbished school following the news that Argyll and Bute Council is to receive a share of a £21million government funding boost.  

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, made the announcement on Thursday, confirming that Argyll and Bute Council is one of three Scottish local authorities benefiting from a £21milliion funding allocation for new primary school building projects.

The funding means that Dunoon Primary School can be fully refurbished with space for up to 300 pupils and 30 nursery places, while retaining its listed building status.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Aileen Morton, welcomed the news that the local authority was among those sharing in the multi-million pound new schools funding.

She said: “Our education service is totally focused on delivering the best it can for the wellbeing of all our young people. We want to make sure that every child in Argyll and Bute gets the best possible start and this drives everything that we do in our schools.

“Today’s announcement means that, working in partnership with the Scottish Government, we are able to deliver the best possible solution for the pupils at Dunoon Primary School – now and in the future.

“Both Argyll and Bute Council and the local community share the ambition to see children educated in good quality schools. The funding award means that we can achieve a full refurbishment of Dunoon Primary School while keeping the school in its original location – something that I know is important to many people in the community.

“This is a real investment in our young people, in their future, and in the Dunoon and Cowal community.”