St Mary's and Burnbrae to share campus
Hopefield is the site of the new joint campus
St Mary’s RC Primary School is to move to a new joint campus on the site of the former Hopefield Primary School. The Bonnyrigg campus will also provide extra capacity for Burnbrae Primary School.
A formal consultation will start
Councillors agreed at the full council meeting on Tuesday to proceed with the building work and to start a formal consultation on relocating St Mary’s to the new site.
We needed to look at pupil numbers before a final decision
Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for education, Councillor Bob Constable said: “Although in May 2016, we agreed to build a new 2 stream, non-denominational primary school on the site of the former Hopefield, we decided to delay this decision until we’d taken a closer look at pupil numbers and primary school needs across Bonnyrigg and Lasswade.
We're confident this is a better solution
“Having done so, we’re confident this is a better solution for both St Mary’s and Burnbrae as it will allow us to relocate St Mary’s to a new school but also allow Burnbrae to accommodate growing pupil numbers coming from the Hopefield Farm housing development and other developments. “