Portlethen's new primary school opens its doors

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.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 10:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:55 pm
The new Hillside School in Portlethen.
The new Hillside School in Portlethen.

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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