Jedburgh Grammar Campus opens to pupils
The brand new Jedburgh Grammar Campus welcomed its first pupils on Wednesday 12 August.
The innovative learning space for 2 to 18 year olds welcomed nursery children and primary one, first year and sixth year pupils on Wednesday, with all other year groups attending for their first day on Thursday.
Jedburgh Grammar Campus, which replaces Jedburgh Grammar School and Parkside and Howdenburn primary schools, was due to open in April 2020, but due to Coronavirus restrictions instead opened this week.
The Campus was delivered by Scottish Borders Council alongside development partner Hub South East and main contractor BAM Construction.
Live Borders will proactively manage community access to the campus, which presently is restricted to outdoor facilities such as the sport pitches.
Further information will be provided on access to indoor facilities when Coronavirus restrictions are relaxed.
Sports facilities include multi-use games area, 2G hockey pitch, 3G sports pitch, 100m synthetic running track, 300m grass track and gym.
Alongside classrooms, there is a rural skills area, flexible hall space that can be used for multiple activities such as community events, sport, dance or drama classes, and a café.
SBC’s library and contact centre will also be housed in the Campus, but are closed to public due to current guidance. In the meantime, any member of the public requiring a face to face meeting should contact 0300 100 1800, while Live Borders offers online library resources and a Connect & Collect library service.
The funding for the new campus was confirmed by Deputy First Minister John Swinney in August 2017, as one of four projects to share £28m from a phase of the Scottish Government’s £1.8 billion ‘Schools for the Future’ programme.
An official opening for the Campus is due to be arranged when government Coronavirus guidance allows.
Ewan Jackson, Live Borders’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “Live Borders are looking forward to welcoming community users back when and where it is safe to do so.”
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