Dunlop Primary and Early Childhood Centre

A sum of £3.700m will be invested in Dunlop Primary School which will include an extension to increase the learning and teaching spaces and to improve dining, toilets, PE and office accommodation within the school.

Early years

In light of the recent Scottish Government statement in relation to the expansion of early years’ provision, all projects within the Capital programme involving Early Childhood Centres will be reconsidered to ensure that any planned scope of works can deliver the increased hours. This includes the Dunlop project where £0.600m was previously allocated for the upgrade of the Early Childhood Centre. 

Latest news

  • Work is on-going to develop proposals for the new school extension, including a proposed improvement to the main entrance of the building. A draft scheme for discussion has been prepared which is also currently being costed to determine deliverability against the existing budget allocation. Initial discussions have taken place with the Head Teacher to consider the future roll of the school to ensure that this extension is future-proofed for the long term.

Project timeline

Start date: 2018

Finish date: To be confirmed

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Project update

  • The new temporary modular unit which offers flexible, supplementary space for cookery, drama, ICT, library and parents’ meetings is now fully operational.
  • Planning approval for the modular unit (temporary classroom) has now been granted.
  • An initial feasibility scheme has been prepared and discussed with relevant stakeholders. 
  • Draft proposals to allow the safe delivery of the works are in the process of being prepared.

Contact Information

Investing in East Ayrshire Schools
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1DD
Telephone: 01563 576702
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