Today I attended a site visit to the new schools in the West End at Blackness Road. The schools, St Joseph's, a replacement for Park Place Primary and for Park Place Nursery. It was good to see that progress is being made on the building. They appear to be on track for the schools opening after the October holidays this year. The schools will certainly be different from their current settings. I hope that they are an improvement and that the moves to these schools is successful for everyone involved.
The pictures here show the outside of the schools from Blackness Road. The green room is the new gym hall and the other picture is of a classroom.
I want the new schools to be a success when they open. These schools opening on this site will also have an impact on the local community in this part of the West End. I am working with the council to try and ensure that disruption is minimised and that children can get to and from the school as safely as possible.