Councillors approve £17.5m specialist school in Falkirk

Carrongrange SchoolConstruction work on a brand new secondary school in Falkirk for young people with additional support needs is starting soon after councillors gave the project the green light.

The new £17.5 million school, which will replace the current Carrongrange School, will be built on land next to Moray Primary School in Grangemouth.

The school was designed by Morgan Sindall Professional Services and will be delivered by Ogilvie Construction.

Members of Falkirk Council’s education executive approved the final proposals for a new school at a meeting Tuesday.

The school will accommodate 190 pupils and in addition to classrooms will also feature therapy and sensory rooms, a life skills training flat, multi-purpose and flexible social space areas as well as swimming and hydro-therapy pools.

Fifty per cent of the cost of the new school is being provided from the Scottish Government’s ‘Schools for the Future’ programme with the remainder coming from the council’s capital programme.

Robert Naylor, Falkirk Council’s director of children’s services, said: “The new school will provide pupils with a welcoming and flexible learning environment across two floors and will include modern specialist classroom equipment and facilities to meet the needs of all pupils.”

The school is due to be completed by August 2017.

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