Drumoak pupils start at new school

Open for business: New �7.3 million primary school in Drumoak
Open for business: New �7.3 million primary school in Drumoak

The start of this week saw pupils move into the new £7.3 million Drumoak Primary School to the delight of two local councillors.

Liberal Democrat councillors Peter Bellarby and Isobel Davidson were part of the previous ruling administration, which gave the green light for the new school to be built.

Councillor Bellarby, whose ward includes Drumoak, said: “I am delighted that the new school is opening this week. It has been a long wait, but now the wait is over.

“I have campaigned for the new school for many years and pressed for it to fully meet the expectations of the community with a two-court hall. The new school provides all the facilities needed to deliver education fit for the 21st century and community use for all.”

Councillor Isobel Davidson, opposition spokeswoman for education added: “The school is a much needed replacement as the facilities at the old one really were not fit for purpose. It has been great to see the community get involved with the consultations that have been held and that we have been able to meet the needs of the community.

“It will bring an all-round greater benefit to the pupils and parents in the local area .”

The new energy efficient building on Sunnyside Drive has space for 145 pupils, in addition to 30 in the pre-school nursery.