Torphichen Primary School Award

Work has started on a £1 million improvement programme for Torphichen Primary School.

The works consist of a new two classroom extension, a new integrated kitchen and dining facilities and new pupil toilets, which are key parts of the plan to help the school manage the expected rise in pupil numbers and support the Curriculum for Excellence.

Executive councillor for education Lawrence Fitzpatrick joined with Torphichen pupils and staff to mark the start of the works, along with staff from West Lothian Council's Construction Services team and Hadden Construction.

Councillor Fitzpatrick said: "I'm delighted to join with Torphichen Primary pupils to mark the start of the £1 million improvement work programme at the school.

"The contemporary extension will complement the existing historic school building, and the improved facilities such as the new kitchen will help ensure the best possible facilities for education at the school.

"With school rolls set to grow in the village, it's vital we invest now to ensure the school facilities are up to a high standard. 

"West Lothian has one of the best school estates in the country, and this is thanks to continuing investment in our schools like here at Torphichen."
  
Torphichen head teacher Rita Angus added: "The whole Torphichen Primary School community is delighted to receive this £1 million investment, which will deliver real benefits for our pupils.

"Everyone is looking forward to the work being completed so we are able to use the fantastic new facilities. I'd like to thank our parents and carers for the support for the project so far, and their understanding while the work is ongoing at the school."

Hadden Construction Chairman Scott Hadden commented: "We're pleased to have been chosen again by West Lothian Council to deliver this new school accommodation for Torphichen. 

"We have a wealth of experience of working in 'live' school environments where the safety of pupils and staff are paramount and look forward to working in partnership with the school."

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Picture (C) Paul Watt / West Lothian Council