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Investing in East Ayrshire Schools

East Ayrshire Council is committed to major 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. 

Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare 

On 23 March 2017, the Minister for Childcare and Early Years delivered a key statement to the Scottish Parliament on key elements of the future policy direction, expansion and delivery framework of early learning and childcare (ELC) in Scotland.

The expansion will almost double the number of free hours of ELC entitlement available to parents and carers from 600 hours to 1140 hours by August 2020. In order to deliver this entitlement across the East Ayrshire Council estate a review of provision was undertaken and a report was presented to and agreed at cabinet on 27 June 2018. This report advised of progress to date in delivering the priorities set out in the Early Learning and Childcare Plan 2016-2018 and outlined the implementation of 1140 hours during the period 2018-2021 to deliver the expansion of early learning and childcare.

Projects currently under development

New builds

  • A new build to replace Netherthird Primary School, Cumnock
  • A new build to replace Doon Academy, Dalmellington Primary School and Early Childhood Centre including community, leisure and health and social care facilities.

Extensions

  • An extension and a programme of refurbishment at Stewarton Academy
  • An extension to Dunlop Primary School and Early Childhood Centre
  • An extension to Crosshouse Primary School and Communication Centre
  • An extension to Cairns Early Childhood Centre

Refurbishments

  • A programme of refurbishment at Loudoun Academy
  • A programme of refurbishment at Hillhead Primary School
  • A programme of refurbishment at Kilmaurs Primary School
  • A programme of refurbishment at Lainshaw Primary School
  • A programme of refurbishment at Logan Primary School and Early Childhood Centre
  • A programme of refurbishment at Nether Robertland Primary School
  • A programme of refurbishment at Newmilns Early Childhood Centre
  • A programme of refurbishment at Catrine Early Childhood Centre
  • A programme of refurbishment at Darvel Early Childhood Centre
  • A programme of refurbishment at Drongan Early Childhood Centre
  • A programme of refurbishment at Galston Early Childhood Centre
  • A programme of refurbishment at Onthank Early Childhood Centre
  • A programme of refurbishment at Riccarton Early Childhood Centre
  • An EnerPHit refurbishment at St Sophia's Primary School

Other works

  • External works at Crosshouse Early Childhood Centre
  • External works at Hurlford Early Childhood Centre
  • External landscaping at Patna Early Childhood Centre
  • External landscaping at Hillbank Early Childhood Centre

A number of projects have already been completed

New builds

Enhanced buildings

Contact Information

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