Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A su­per­school in Dum­fries has been of­fi­cially named.

The site, which dur­ing its con­struc­tion has been known as the North West Cam­pus, will be called pretty much just that – the North West Com­mu­nity Cam­pus.

Coun­cil­lors agreed the name at a meet­ing of chil­dren, young peo­ple and life­long learn­ing com­mit­tee.

Last May Col­lege Loch, Green­hill, Hill­side and Wood­lands were short­listed for a pub­lic vote but that failed to pro­duce a favourite.

Jeff Leaver, chair­man of the CYPLL com­mit­tee, said: “It’s the suit­able thing to do. It’s been re­ferred to as the North West Cam­pus and it’s a com­mu­nity base as well as a com­mu­nity school.

“It’s also some­thing we want to build on in the fu­ture. The ed­u­ca­tion cam­puses in North West Dum­fries and Dal­beat­tie are sec­ond to none in their qual­ity.”

The £28 mil­lion project is due to be fin­ished in June and Lang­lands is due to move in be­fore the sum­mer.

Maxwell­town High, plus Lochside and St Ninian’s Pri­maries, will be merged into the fa­cil­ity. It will house 432 sec­ondary places, 410 pri­mary pupils, 60 nurs­ery pupils and the new Lang­lands will have 20 ad­di­tional needs places.

Coun­cil­lor Dave McKie said: “It brings ev­ery­body to­gether and peo­ple can iden­tify with other ar­eas around it.”

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