Angus Council Given Green Light to Proceed with a New Monifieth High School.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced that Angus Council’s Monifieth High School will be one of 25 new schools and campuses to be constructed or refurbished with Scottish Government funding, alongside local authority contributions as Phase 2 of the Learning Estate Investment Programme.
Monifieth was next on the priority list of the council’s ambitious Schools for the Future Programme which has recently seen the conclusion of the Brechin Rural Schools project. Angus Council has also recently seen the completion of five primary schools in Arbroath. Two new Early Learning and Childcare Centres open in Forfar and Carnoustie in the new year.
Convener of Children and Learning, Cllr Derek Wann said, “We are delighted that we have been given the go-ahead to progress with a new building for Monifieth High School (Option 8 of Report 189/18) as it is already over capacity and the current building is in a poor state of repair.
“We look forward to consulting with the local community and will draw on our previous experience of delivering new build secondary schools in Brechin and Forfar to maximise the opportunity this provides.
“I believe this council should be extremely proud of the progress we have made on the Schools for the Future programme and I look forward to bringing this much needed project forward.”
Cllr Wann added, “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our teaching and support staff, head teachers and office staff for the professionalism they have shown during this pandemic and for ensuring our young pupils are receiving as best an education as they can under the circumstances. I wish them all a merry, safe Christmas and we look forward to welcoming everyone back refreshed in the new year.”
Ms Kelly McIntosh, Director of Education & Lifelong Learning said, “This project shows the commitment that Angus Council has to ensuring that our school estate is worthy of our talented young people and that we provide them with the best facilities we can.”
Monifieth High School is projected to open summer 2025 and will be the third new high school built within a decade. It will join Ladyloan and Muirfield Primary schools along with the Abbey View Campus which locates two primaries in the same building while maintaining their own identities as St Thomas and Hayshead.