New Burntisland Primary School to be built on East Toll Park

Archived news: published on Thursday 12 Jan 2012 by Fife Council

A NEW, state-of-the-art, £12m primary school for Burntisland will be built on East Toll Park, with the hope of having the school up and running by 2014 .

Following a lengthy and thorough consultation process which generated an unprecedented response, members of the Education and Children’s Services Committee heard today that the majority of parents, pupils and the wider community who took part in the consultation have given their support to building the new school at East Toll Park.

Two thirds of respondents voted in favour of building the new school on the East Toll Park site and councillors today agreed to move forward with the plan to build the new school there.

Cllr. Douglas Chapman, Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee, said: “As part of our £126m Building Fife’s Future programme we have already delivered an outstanding school in Dunfermline, Carnegie Primary School, and I am looking forward to seeing a similarly excellent new build for Burntisland Primary School.”

“The present school is out-of-date and bursting at the seams and we owe it to those currently at the school and the future generations to come to make sure that we now get their new school delivered as quickly as possible.

“I firmly believe that this is the right decision for the school and I hope now that we can work with the whole community, to take them along with us and let everyone see the top class school we can create on this site.

“It is hoped that we can make substantial progress in the near future with the formal planning process which will guarantee that children are in their new school for the start of the new term in August 2014.”

 

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