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Edinburgh to build £43m School of Excellence

posted 19 Jan 2012, 21:46 by David Rintoul   [ updated 19 Jan 2012, 21:49 ]

The first school to be built around the principles of Scotland’s new education curriculum has been given the go-ahead as part of a £42 million campus project.

The new James Gillespie’s High School in Edinburgh will feature open spaces to encourage collaborative working between different classes and specially-designed “learning gardens”.

Edinburgh city council said the school – which will be built on the site of the present James Gillespie’s High – had been designed to complement the Curriculum for Excellence, the teaching framework introduced in 2010.

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