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Site for replacement East Calder Primary School approved

The new £17.5 million East Calder Primary School will be constructed adjacent to the existing school.

20 April
Artist's impression of the new East Calder Primary

Council Executive have approved plans for this development in Langton Road, East Calder.

The current school building is not suitable for the future delivery of high-quality education due to a number of issues including suitability, accessibility and sustainability.

A successful bid was made to the Learning Estate Investment Programme, which is jointly funded by Scottish and Local Government, and will enable a replacement school to be delivered.

The new East Calder Primary School is expected to be open to pupils from August 2024. The recently built Early Years extension at East Calder will be retained.

The project is being delivered on behalf of the council by Hub South East with Morrison Construction as the Tier-1 contractor. This is the same partnership that recently delivered West Calder High School and the nearby Calderwood Primary, and are also currently completing two new high schools and primary school in Winchburgh.

James Cameron, Head of Education (Learning, Policy and Resources) said: "This is an important step forward in the delivery of the new £17.5 million East Calder Primary School.

"The new school will enable us to provide the best possible learning environment for East Calder pupils, supporting delivery of a modern curriculum."