Council to hold engagement event on new replacement Riverbank School

Local people will have an opportunity to learn more about the planning application for the new replacement Riverbank School, it was announced today (Friday 28th February).

The event is taking place at the new Tillydrone Community Campus on Hayton Road between 3 and 7pm on Wednesday 4th March. Attendees will also be able to find out more on how to comment on the planning application.

The session follows on from two consultation events in September where the public were given their first opportunity to see early designs for the new school, which will be built on the site of the former Tillydrone School and part of the St Machar School site.

With existing Primary schools in the area operating at near capacity and new housing being built nearby, the Council approved plans for the new school which should be operational by 2022 and which will offer 100 new Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) places.

The new school will provide a capacity for a total of 651 pupils, a 3G seven-a-side football pitch and external outdoor play and learning facilities.

The design of the new school will be flexible to respond to any possible changes in the needs of the pupils, community or in the local demographic profile. The design will also ensure connections with the newly constructed Tillydrone Campus are formed by allowing access by the community out with school core times.

Councillor John Wheeler, Education Operational Delivery Convener, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer parents and other local stakeholders to find out more about the new Riverbank School and I would encourage anyone with an interest to come along and to provide their views.

“Ultimately, we are aiming to provide an enhanced school provision in the Tillydrone community that factors in school-age population growth and reflects the ‘whole community’ approach to learning which is underpinned in the Tillydrone Locality Plan as well as our determination to provide every pupil with the best possible start in life”.