The huge success of the new Calderwood Primary (delivered by Hub South East) and the popularity of the wider development with young families, means the planned extension is now required. Proposals to extend the school ahead of the previous schedule were agreed by Council Executive, after the numbers of school-aged children in the growing development rose significantly and above historical trends.
Calderwood Primary was specifically designed to allow an extension to be put in place when pupil numbers increased, which will increase the school capacity from 462 to 693.
The project will be fully met through developer contributions from house building in the area. Work has started on site and is expected to be completed in time for the next academic year in August 2024.