The Council’s original target for opening the new South Edinburgh Primary School in Canaan Lane in Morningside was August 2020. I am disappointed to note that this has been pushed back to August 2021.
The Council has reviewed their plans and concluded that there is not enough flexibility in the original timetable to cope with any unexpected delay in construction and no obvious contingency plan to accommodate new P1 pupils in the event of such a delay. This means that the registration of pupils for the new school based on the new catchment areas should take place in November 2020 and the Deanbank building should be refurbished before the school opens in August 2021. The existing catchment arrangements will continue to apply for registrations in November 2019. The plans for the new school are expected to be submitted shortly.