Proposed Western Gateway primary school

Proposed Western Gateway primary school Image

Creation of a new primary school with nursery class for the Western Gateway area of Dundee could come a step closer if the children and families services committee approves a report at its meeting on Monday (January 23).

Formal consultation was carried out last year on a proposal for the new school alongside a revision of the catchment area of Ardler Primary to allow for its establishment.

A full report on the consultation process will be considered by the committee including a document from Education Scotland on educational aspects.

The committee will be told that the estimated capital cost of a new building is £21.8 million and it is expected that the Scottish Government will provide 50% of the funding through the Learning Estate Strategy.

The city council submitted a funding bid in the autumn and an announcement is expected soon.

If the committee agrees to proceed with the proposal for the new school, a project board will be established which will consult with stakeholders going forward while a travel plan would also be developed.

Work is anticipated to start on site in Spring 2025.

Children and families depute convener Councillor Roisin Smith said: “A thorough consultation process was carried out over these proposals and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute.

"This will be an exciting development for the Western Gateway and if the proposal is approved a project board will help to keep people updated on progress.

"I am sure that this will be welcomed by the local community."

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