Councillors give backing for new Inverurie Academy

Aberdeenshire Council’s Policy and Resources Committee have backed plans for a new academy to be built on the site of the current Inverurie Academy.

The brand new secondary school will incorporate a community swimming pool is to be built on the site after local councillors agreed to proceed with the new £50million campus.

Councillors heard significant expansion of housing in the A96 corridor has and will continue to have an impact on schools in the area.

This informed the council’s current Capital Plan, resulting in plans for new additional primary schools at Kintore and Uryside, Inverurie and a replacement primary at Kinellar.

Short term measures, including temporary accommodation at Market Place Primary and Kinellar Primary Schools, have also been used to tackle rising rolls.