New Oban High School will open to pupils after Easter break

Published Date: 

6 Apr 2018 - 15:53

Oban’s new £36 million high school will officially open its doors to pupils when they return from their Easter break on Wednesday 18 April.


For the majority of pupils, this will be the first time they have stepped foot inside their new school building.

The Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “We want the very best for our young people and we want them to succeed in life.


“This wonderful new state-of-the-art high school in Oban will help us to achieve that and will provide our young people with a learning experience where they can succeed.


“This really is a school fit for the 21st Century and I wish all the staff and pupils every success and happiness in their new school.”


Head Teacher at Oban High School, Peter Bain, said: “This is a very exciting time for everyone involved – a historic occasion.


“The new school looks great and will provide our young people and staff with a modern, teaching and learning environment that will bring benefits for years to come.


“At Oban High School, we have committed, hardworking staff and pupils, as well as an extremely supportive school community. We want to maximise this, and our new school facility will help us to achieve that.


“It will encourage our young people to aspire to be the best they can be, and will enable them to really maximise their potential in their new surroundings.”


The new school has been built by Argyll and Bute Council in partnership with hub North Scotland Ltd and the Scottish Futures Trust through the Scottish Government's Schools for the Future programmee, with Morrison Construction as the main contractor.


It has capacity for up to 1,300 pupils and is located next to the current school site.


hub North Scotland Chief Executive, Michael Padzinski commented: “We are delighted to have successfully completed this exciting new school in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council.

"The school is an integral part of the local community and provides a modern teaching and learning environment for pupils and staff on their learning journey.

"This project has been achieved through a strong collaborative approach by Argyll and Bute Council and the project delivery team.


Morrison Construction, Managing Director of Building Highlands, Donald Mclachlan, said: “It is wonderful to see this fantastic new education facility completed with teachers and pupils moving in after the Easter holidays.

‘‘Oban High School marks the third school completion of four education facilities we will deliver for Argyll and Bute Council and hub North Scotland.

"Kirn Primary School was officially opened in January, pupils moved into Campbeltown Grammar School in February and excellent progress is being made at Dunoon Primary School.’’