The new £7.7m Lairdsland Primary School in Kirkintilloch was officially opened in May 2015.
The school is the first of five new-build primaries being delivered by development partner hub West Scotland, as part of the Council’s £48m Primary School Improvement Programme (PSIP) - which aims to provide modern schools that fully support Curriculum for Excellence.
The initial design concept was developed by the Scottish Futures Trust and will form the basis of a reference design principles for all the Council’s future schools.
Each part of the new school is designed to support ongoing implementation of Curriculum for Excellence with flexible, open, learning spaces that support the many different approaches to learning including class teaching, project work and individual learning. Featuring:
- Classrooms that include LCD touchscreens
- Wi-Fi throughout the building
- Multi-use games area in the grounds
- Covered outdoor learning areas
- Small and large group work spaces
The new school replaces the old Lairdsland Primary School building which stood in Kirkintilloch town centre since 1875 and was very much a part of the local community there. Pictures of the old school are displayed within the new building to ensure that future generations learn about the school’s heritage.