Portlethen’s new primary school opens its doors

The new Hillside School in Portlethen.
The new Hillside School in Portlethen.

Portlethen’s new primary school Hillside School, opened its doors to staff and pupils on Tuesday, brinign to an end a long wait for parents and children in the town who had been campaigning for a third primary school for several years.

Speaking earlier in the year, Aberdeenshire Council’s head of Performance and Resources, Craig Clement, said “The new £12.9m school will have facilities for primary pupils as well as pre-school and play group provision, a dedicated community room, a two-court sports hall, library, 13 classrooms and office and staff areas.

“Outside, the playground and all-weather pitch will give pupils an excellent opportunity for outdoor learning and the chance to take part in different sports.”

Lesley-Anne Munro, Head Teacher at Hillside Primary School said on Tuesday: “Today we welcomed pupils to our lovely school here at Hillside. It has been an exciting and busy day and we are looking forward to a future full of joy and learning in our brand new building.

“The school will celebrate its official opening later this year.”

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