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The City of Edinburgh Council has submitted planning applications for extensions to four of its primary schools using a modular, prefabricated building system.
Trinity Primary School Extension
This will be the first wave of school extensions which are being rolled out to cope with rising rolls. Designed in contravention of Scottish Government guildelines (the excellent Building Better Schools http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/09/22154600/16) which stipulate that the emphasis of new school building should be on innovation and personalisation rather than on standardisation, the brief for these new buildings prioritiese speed and ease of construction. Sites are chosen where contractor's access is easiest rather than to suit school circulation or passive solar benefits. There is no attempt at school participation, holistic design, greenness, innovation or meeting the ambitions of the Curriculum For Excellence.
Wardie Primary School Extension
Anyone with an interest in the fine and varied school estate in Edinburgh is encouraged to make comments. The Council’s Children and Families Department has deliberately submitted this a week before Christmas in order to reduce the number of objections it receives as it knows that school offices will be closed and parents busy. Comments have to be submitted by 14 January 2013.
News excerpt from 2008 re Edinburgh school: Boroughmuir High
Malcolm Fraser proposals to retain Boroughmuir High School on its current site with designs for extending & refurbishing the B-listed school
News excerpt from 2002 re Edinburgh school: PPP School opens The combined Pirniehall and St David’s RC Primary Schools in Pilton and the £14m St Thomas of Aquin'’s High School in Chalmers Street opened.