Aberdeenshire Council affirms commitment to Peterhead Community Campus

Aberdeenshire Council has confirmed its commitment to on-going investment and regeneration in Peterhead by agreeing in principal for a multimillion pound community campus to be built in the town.

Councillors approved including costs for the £71million community campus in the council’s capital plan for 2023 – 2028 when they agreed the budget on Thursday, February 8; meaning a primary one pupil enrolling at Peterhead Central Primary School for the next school year will be among the first intake of the new school.

Cllr Gillian Owen, Aberdeenshire Council Education and Children’s Services Committee chair, said: “We have a longstanding commitment to regenerating and improving Peterhead. This is why we embarked on a building programme designed to make a real difference to the community.

“Once complete, there will be a fantastic community campus which will see a state-of-the-art secondary school and primary schools, as well as provision for leisure and culture in the form of a sports village, theatre and space for the community to meet and host events.

“People living in Peterhead and Aberdeenshire should be in no doubt that the council is committed to investing in our communities to give our children the best place to learn, families a great place to live, and create thriving towns for businesses to invest in.”

Maria Walker, Director of Education and Children’s Services at Aberdeenshire Council, said: “Over the years we have carried out a wide ranging investment in improving schools across Aberdeenshire.

“Our intention is to give children and young people the best possible start in life and having a modern school building plays a part in that. Teachers also take pride in working in these fantastic facilities.”   

To date the council has carried out an assessment to determine the best solution. Public consultations on ideal locations have been held but further consultation will follow.