Pupils start term at newly completed Lundavra Primary School
Pupils of the former Fort William and Upper Achintore Primaries in Fort William have returned to school today Wednesday 27 October 2015 to their brand new school building at Lundavra Primary.
Built by GRAHAM Construction, the £10m building has replaced Fort William and Upper Achintore Primaries to form an eleven class school. The school sits above Loch Linnhe and enjoys panoramic views across the loch.
In addition to primary school facilities - including a multi-purpose hall – Lundavra Primary houses a variety of other functions, including early years’ education, out of school care, additional needs provision and community facilities.
Mr Nick Thomson, Head Teacher of Lundavra Primary School said: “I am delighted and excited to start this term in our new school as are all the pupils, staff and parents. Staff have worked incredibly hard to prepare the school ready for the new term and we are all looking forward to working with our pupils, parents and the wider community in this fantastic new community school that will provide a wonderful learning environment for the 21st Century.”
Councillor Drew Millar, Chair of the Council’s Education, Children and Adult Services Committee said: “I am very pleased that Lundavra Primary School in Fort William has now been handed into the care of the Head Teacher. This is another superb learning facility for education reinforcing Highland Council’s contributions in Lochaber and I wish the staff and pupils all success for the future.”
Leader of the Council’s Lochaber Area Committee, Councillor Thomas MacLennan said: “The future of education in Lochaber is bright with the much-needed investments that the Council has made in the local education infrastructure. This is a great new facility which will also act as a focal point for the local community.”
A formal opening of the new school will be arranged at a later date.