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New school under construction in Newton Mearns

Construction is well underway at Eastwood High School in Newton Mearns. The school will open in August 2013 and will be based on the learning hub concept which wraps the school’s teaching spaces around an open central atrium to successfully combine teaching, learning and social spaces. The new school will also include new all-weather sports facilities and a sports complex.

The new school forms part of a joint project with East Renfrewshire and Midlothain Councils through the ‘Schools for the Future Programme’ run by the Scottish Futures Trust. The project involves building two schools – Eastwood High School and also Lasswade High School in Midlothian, also designed by Cooper Cromar.

East Renfrewshire Council’s education convener, said: "We are delighted to see work start on the new Eastwood High School. Our schools are widely regarded as being the best in the country. With this new build at Eastwood High School we will have a building to match the excellent education going on inside.

"The combined project with Midlothian Council and the Scottish Futures Trust shows what public services can do when working closely together to deliver projects of real value to local communities.

"This is a groundbreaking project which invests over £64m in our communities for the long term educational benefit of both."

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