Work to start on extension to Milton of Leys Primary School
The school was opened in August 2011 and was built by Morrison Construction, who have won the contract for the extension. Provision was made to extend the school when required and the work is programmed to be completed in time for the start of the new school session in August this year.
The primary school has a roll of 303 pupils and the nursery unit, 82 pupils.
The extension will result in the school having 13 classrooms along with a general purpose room. The current accommodation includes two nursery classrooms which also provide wrap-around care, a school library, a two-court hall, a community room and a floodlit synthetic playing field.
Head Teacher Mr Robert Quigley said: “Confirmation of the extension work getting underway is very exciting for all the pupils, parents and staff of Milton of Leys Primary. As the school has grown in reputation, the numbers of pupils enrolling has risen beyond our expectation, and these additional rooms will allow us to continue to provide a really high quality experience of all the pupils at our school.
“ I am delighted that Morrison Construction will be leading this extension work as the partnership which was established during the original build was very effective and as a result, I am very confident that not only will the building work be of a high standard, but that any potential disruption or issues arising from the building work, will be kept to an absolute minimum.”
Councillor Alasdair Christie, Chairman of the Council’s Education Children and Adult Committee said: “The extension will mark the beginning of the second chapter in the school’s short history and will allow it to continue to be a key player in the evolving community of Milton of Leys.”