Scotland's newest school opens

'Stunning' £17m Hilltop Primary School Campus opens in Airdrie

Hilltop PS - ribbon cutting May 2019

Pupils and staff moved in to their brand new school building on Thursday 30 May 2019.

Hilltop Primary School in Airdrie was created following the merger of Dunrobin and Petersburn Primaries.

The building, which cost over £17m to construct, also includes a nursery and a Language and Communication Support Centre.

Katrina Donnelly, Head Teacher, thanked the pupils, parents and staff for their enthusiasm and support.

Hilltop PS - HT walking May 2019 She said: "Everyone has worked so hard to get to this moment where we are all together in our stunning new home.

"Pupils and parents were actively involved with the naming of their new school, creating the new school crest and designing the new uniforms.

"There's a real sense of excitement among the pupils about the two new schools coming together and this is shared among the wider community.

The new school is adjacent to the former Dunrobin Primary School building, which will now be demolished to make way for additional car parking spaces and a new sports pitch.

Cllr Frank McNally, Convener of Education and Families, said: "The new Hilltop primary is an outstanding environment for pupils to learn and thrive and it will also bring considerable benefits to the entire community.

"The new building is incredible. It is bright and airy with great views and there's a real sense of space. It is a truly wonderful facility fit for 21st Century education.

"It also has the very latest in IT provision, in line with our Digital NL strategy, with fast internet provision and interactive smartboards.

"North Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing all our young people with the best start in life and we are in the process of modernising or replacing all schools, which haven't yet been upgraded.

"Moving forward, we are very excited about the opening of the new St Edward's and Tollbrae primary schools campus and the new Cumbernauld Academy after the summer holidays."

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