Hazlehead Academy gets major funding boost

Hazlehead Academy

ABERDEEN City Council has secured a significant funding boost from the Scottish Government for a new Hazlehead Academy. 

Council staff successfully applied for the funding in the third phase of the Scottish Government and COSLA’s Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) which provides upfront investment for the delivery of new or refurbished school buildings. 

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The third phase of the funding which is worth £450million-£500million has been awarded to 10 local authorities: Aberdeen, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Moray, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Shetland and West Lothian. 

Councillor Martin Greig, Convener of the Education and Children’s Services committee, Aberdeen City Council, said: “I am delighted with this decision. A new Hazlehead Academy is a real priority. The additional support will help us make a positive difference for generations to come. We want the best possible school buildings for young people across Aberdeen.”

Councillor Jessica Mennie, Vice-Convener of the Education and Children’s Services committee, said: “This is really good news for the pupils and staff at Hazlehead Academy and for the wider local community. 

“The Scottish Government’s LEIP funding is a hugely important resource in helping to ensure that we deliver the best school buildings possible for our young people.  

“My thanks to each of our staff members who have worked so far to secure this investment for Hazlehead.”  

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