First phase of Smithton Primary School ‘refurb’ complete
Pupils and staff at Smithton Primary School today (21st February) celebrate the completion of the first phase of works on a £3.2M refurbishment programme of the school.
The four hundred and fifty pupil school, which is 45 years old, is currently undergoing major refurbishment works. One third of the school is being refurbished and another third is being knocked down and replaced with a new reception, community area and 6 classrooms as well as extensive exterior changes. The works involve a complete refurbishment of the senior wing and a reception and classroom extension which is being carried out by Morgan Sindall.
Highland Council’s Development and Infrastructure Service team are managing the project.
Councillor John Finlayson Chair of the Council’s Care, Learning and Housing Committee said:
“I am delighted that pupils and staff at Smithton Primary are now benefitting from the refurbishment of the senior school through the Council’s commitment to continue the programme of refurbishment and renovation of Highland schools.”
Head Teacher Aileen Mackay added:
“The whole school community is delighted with the progress already made. Staff, young people, families and visitors to the school are beginning to see a building that is better suited to learning in the 21st century. Families in the Smithton catchment area will soon have a fantastic learning environment both indoors and outdoors for years to come.”
Remaining works on the extension at Smithton Primary are expected to be completed by October 2019.