North Ayrshire Labour believe a new Ardrossan school campus will be at the front of the queue for new school funding from the Scottish Government.

The Labour administration at North Ayrshire Council have instigated a number of meetings with the Scottish Government over recent months to discuss funding for the new school. These meetings included an initial meeting between Council Leader Joe Cullinane and Education Cabinet Member John Bell with the Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

On Wednesday, John Swinney announced the next phase of capital funding for schools and having met with the Scottish Government prior to the announcement the Labour administration are confident of securing 50:50 funding for the project between the Scottish Government and North Ayrshire Council.

Saltcoats ward Labour Councillor Jim Montgomerie said;

“Thanks to the leadership shown by the Labour administration over recent months Ardrossan is at the front of the queue to secure Government funding.

“We know that the Government are excited about the ambitious proposal that we are developing for the Campus and we are confident that the funding will be secured to bring this forward at the earliest opportunity.

“In total, the Labour administration’s capital budget includes a massive £88.5million investment in our school estate in North Ayrshire. Delivering a first-class campus in Ardrossan is a priority.”

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