School building improvements
Aberdeenshire Council is committed to ensuring that Aberdeenshire?s schools are suitable for delivering Education in the 21st Century in line with A Curriculum for Excellence.
On an annual basis all schools are assessed for suitability in terms of the physical condition of the buildings, suitability for delivering the curriculum, and school roll projections. These Core Facts are submitted to the Scottish Government as part of an annual return. The Scottish Government report on the school estate can be found here, and the dataset showing the rating for each school in Scotland can be found here.
Aberdeenshire Education and Children's Services has a School Estate Management Plan which is reviewed on a regular basis. This plan identifies schools which require capital investment for building improvements, and agrees the priority and timescale in which this work should be undertaken.
As the circumstances of local communities are subject to change, the list of priorities is consistently reviewed, as is the minor works and maintenance programme.
When a school building improvement is planned that requires significant capital works, for example the building of a replacement school, then Aberdeenshire Council will consult with communities, once funding for that project has been identified and a realistic timescale for completing the project has been identified.
The most current School Estate Management Plan is available here: (pdf.344.kb)