First classes take place as Dailly's new Primary School opens its doors

Education for children in one of South Ayrshire's rural communities has been transformed following the opening of Dailly Primary School. South Ayrshire Council has now welcomed the first generation of children to the new school, built by Morrison Construction, which opened on Wednesday 1 March.

Published: 02 March 2017
Capability: Building
Market: Education

The £3.8 million, two-storey school replaces three separate buildings with a single structure that has space for 100 pupils. The school has also been designed to accommodate 30 children in an integrated Early Years centre, something that allows three and four year olds to attend in a single session.

Louise McDonald, Headteacher at Dailly Primary, said moving in to the new school had proved to be an exciting time, "It's been a hectic few weeks but I'm pleased to say we've now made the big move and so far everything has gone to plan.

"The new building will make a huge difference to the quality of education we can provide with the custom made surroundings complementing the hard work of our dedicated staff.

"I'd like to thank everyone at the school and in the community for their patience and continuing support and look forward to building on our good work in our new home."

Allan Cunningham, Operations Director for Morrison Construction, said, "This is a great day for the pupils and staff of Dailly Primary and for the wider community. I'm sure the new school facilities will provide an inspirational learning environment that will encourage every student to reach their full potential.

"Today also marks the successful completion of the second of three projects Morrison is carrying out on behalf of South Ayrshire Council.

"A fortnight ago we celebrated the opening of Tarbolton Community Campus and in a few weeks we look forward to the doors opening at the new leisure facility in Girvan."