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15/01/2020

Dunoon Primary Opens New East Wing

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Staff and pupils of Dunoon Primary have been officially welcomed into the school's new east wing.

The newly-built development opened its doors on Monday, 13 January, following extensive work.

A £10.7 million investment by Argyll and Bute Council, including £5.08 million funding from the Scottish Government, helped transform the school into an institution fit for the 21st Century, whilst maintaining its listed building status.

The opening comes just over a year after the school's west wing was completely refurbished. The new-look primary now has capacity for up to 300 pupils and 30 early learning and childcare places, offering 1140 hours of quality Early Learning and Childcare.
 It also houses a new family centre, gym hall, library, early learning and childcare centre, and staff accommodation. A link has been made to connect the refurbished west wing to the new east wing, with a feature staircase.

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The project now moves on to a further phase to demolish the old gym/dining hall at the rear of the site to create more open space for the school.

Welcoming the news, the Council's Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: "This is an excellent piece of joint working and I would like to thank everyone involved. This is a state of the art building in which our children can thrive and enjoy great teaching and learning for many years to come."

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