New housing developments within the Irvine East area, have resulted in an increase in the local population. One result of this population movement is education accommodation pressures at Annick Primary School, the catchment primary school for non-denominational pupils residing in the Montgomerie Park area. On 27 February 2019, North Ayrshire Council approved funding for a new 12-class non-denominational primary school for the Montgomerie Park area of Irvine within the Council’s capital plan.
In March 2020, the COVID-19 virus impacted the UK and the country was forced into lockdown. This meant that this project was placed on hold, until a clear strategy out of lockdown and the restrictions which existed as a result, could be planned. This delay has resulted in the proposed opening date for the new school being revised from August 2022 to August 2023.
North Ayrshire Council has approved a Statutory Public Consultation on the proposal to establish a new primary school with early learning and childcare from August 2023 and, to amend the catchment area for Annick Primary School.
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