New Sidlaw View Primary Opens25/10/16
A piper helped pupils of Sidlaw View Primary celebrate the opening of their new £8.1 million building on Tuesday (October 25).
Dundee City Council Children and Families Service convener Councillor Stewart Hunter joined head teacher Denise McCaffery and pupils for the special event.
The new primary school is part of a campus with Jessie Porter Nursery and will include the replacement for Baldragon Academy when it is complete.
Up to 400 pupils will be able to attend the new two-stream primary school, which also includes a dining and assembly hall, a production kitchen, a gym hall, offices, and drama and music provision.
Councillor Hunter said: “This is a very special day for everyone connected with Sidlaw View Primary.
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.
“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.”
Kevin Dickson, regional managing director, Robertson Tayside, said: “Pupils entering Sidlaw View can look forward to learning in modern, light and spacious surroundings.
“The school’s opening marks an important milestone for the Harestane Road site, which will also play host to Baldragon Academy.
“It is the latest step in Robertson Tayside’s efforts to help transform education establishments for the benefit of pupils, staff and communities across Tayside.”
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