Head Teacher John Stuart with project design lead Andrew Clark

Exciting new plans for Stewarton Academy

Exciting plans for Stewarton Academy were unveiled at a special community event recently, where parents, carers, young people, the local community and local elected members could view plans for the new extension and internal alterations.

Project architects were on hand with Head Teacher John Stuart and the Council’s Chief Executive, Eddie Fraser to talk through the plans and drawings of the new two storey teaching block and single storey dining hall extension plus the Phase Two internal works that will include alteration and refurbishment of areas vacated by subject areas moving to the new extension.

Councillor Elaine Cowan, Cabinet Spokesperson for Lifelong Learning, Education and Skills and Culture said: “The Stewarton Academy project team from Facilities and Property Management held a special community event to give local people an opportunity to view plans and drawings for the extension and the improvement works. The Council recognises the importance of the school within the community and the extensive improvement plans will create a quality, modern space that takes account of the character of the area.

“Once these detailed plans are finalised an application for Planning Approval will be submitted in the near future. Based on the current programme, it is hoped that construction work will start early in 2024 and that works will be completed in 2025.”

Head Teacher John Stuart said: “I would like to thank our parents, carers, young people and neighbours for taking the time to visit our community consultation event and view the exciting designs for our school. Your feedback is very important to me and to colleagues from Facilities and Property Management, who have been working hard developing the proposals that will significantly enhance our existing facilities including the new extension and improvements to existing parking arrangements.

“We want to create a modern and fit for purpose environment for all learners. This is an exciting time for the whole school community.”