Investing in East Ayrshire Schools

East Ayrshire Council has committed to a £469.483m investment in the communities of East Ayrshire. The updated 10 year Capital Investment Programme provides a framework for Capital Investment whereby projects are aligned to the Council’s asset management aspirations and designed to support the overall objectives of the Community Plan and Transformation Strategy. 

A significant sum, from this major investment, has been allocated to improving the schools’ estate to ensure that our children and young people experience a learning environment that is modern, inspiring and fit for purpose.

Our June 2016 newsletter provides updates on all of our Capital Projects. 

A number of projects have already been completed

New builds

Enhanced buildings

A significant number of projects are being developed

New builds

  • William McIlvanney Campus, Kilmarnock – a merger of Kilmarnock Academy, James Hamilton Academy, New Farm Primary and Early Childhood Centre, Silverwood Primary, 2-18 provision for Gaelic education and flexible facilities for the community. The Scottish Government has awarded additional revenue support for this project
  • East Ayrshire Learning Campus, Knockroon – a merger of Auchinleck Academy, Cumnock Academy and Supported Learning Centre, Barshare Primary, Early Childhood Centre and Supported Learning Centre, Greenmill Primary and Early Childhood Centre, Hillside School and flexible facilities for the community
  • A new build incorporating Bellsbank Primary and Early Childhood Centre and flexible facilities for the community
  • A new build co-locating St Sophia’s Primary School on the site of Galston Primary 




  • Discussions to be initiated with the Scottish Futures Trust on Doon Academy

Contact Information

Investing in East Ayrshire Schools
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 576702
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