Robertson enters final phase of £8m Dundee primary school project

Sidlaw View Primary School DundeeRobertson Tayside is reaching the final stages of the £8 million construction of the new Sidlaw View Primary School in Dundee.

Up to 400 pupils would be able to attend the new two-stream primary school, which will be part of a campus including Jessie Porter Nursery and the replacement for Baldragon Academy.

Kevin Dickson, regional managing director, Robertson Tayside, said: “The new Sidlaw View Primary School will be a modern and spacious learning environment, with every care taken to ensure it meets the requirements of pupils and staff.

“Delivering the project alongside the new Baldragon Academy building is helping ensure crucial efficiency savings, both during construction and in the long-term operation of the schools. The community can look forward to a shared campus which will enhance the learning experience for pupils at every stage of their education.”

The new Sidlaw View building will include a dining and assembly hall, a production kitchen, a gym hall, offices, and drama and music provision. It will also feature large, airy classrooms and breakout spaces.

Councillor Stewart Hunter, Dundee City Council’s children and families’ service convenor, said: “Continuing investment into our school estate is crucial for the years ahead.

“We are committed to closing the attainment gap and ensuring that even more of our young people are able to take advantage of new opportunities. The provision of a high quality learning and teaching environment for young people is an important part of these efforts.

“These buildings provide a new focus for the community and are a great source of pride for local people.”

Councillor Hunter added: “The school estate in Dundee has been transformed in recent years, there is still massive change for the good ongoing.

“Completion of the new Sidlaw View Primary is a milestone on an exciting journey that will also see Baldragon Academy replaced. Everyone connected with these schools is excited at the prospect of a stunning new campus that will help inspire our pupils for generations to come.”

The new Sidlaw View Primary is due to open after the October holidays.

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