“We are an infrastructure delivery company owned by the Scottish government.”

“We work with every local authority across Scotland to push forward Scottish Government’s Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme.”

“Our role is to efficiently manage the programme to help local authorities achieve the very best value from their investment in new schools.”

“When the programme was launched in 2009 it was valued at £1.25bn and was planned to deliver 55 new or refurbished schools.”

“Through collaborative working and by carefully managing the programme and its budget, we increased that number to 67 – 12 extra schools from the same budget.”

“Building on that success, Scottish Government increased the number of schools to 112, taking the value of the programme to £1.8bn”.

“And most recently, by us further managing the programme, Scottish Government announced details of additional schools which would be funded from the existing £1.8bn, taking the total number to 117 schools.”

Lessons Learnt

“Care should be taken however not to provide too many cubicles in each room, as this can cause congestion and lead to greater risk of vandalism. At least one school has been designed to locate the boys and girls WCs at either end of the main social dining ‘street’. This was successful in that it not only spread any use of toilets throughout the whole space and limited congestion at key times, but also offered a degree of privacy for students of either sex.”

“In at least one school visited, an ‘airport style’ layout was adopted, where entry to both the boys and girls toilets was via a staggered wall arrangement without an entrance lobby, which can sometimes become congested. This seemed to work well and is popular in some schools with staff who felt that management of these layouts was more easily controlled. Vandalism did occur in some schools; however this was generally quite rare”

Response to Lessons Learnt The Pilot Project August 2015

Pilot Schools

Eastwood High School – East Renfrewshire LA Opened 2013

Lasswade High School – Midlothian LA Opened August 2013

“Learners expressed mixed views about the open arrangement of toilets as some like the design and others would prefer a more traditional arrangement. However, they feel they had some input into the discussion about toilets and see them as broadly successful.”

“The open plan toilets work well, and no adverse comments were raised about any behaviour issues in either school.”

“the unintended consequence of redesigning the school toilets is that more boys are becoming conscious of personal hygiene, with evidence they wash their hands more. There is also evidence of improvements such as reduction in bullying, vandalism in the toilet areas”

Interim Findings Report May 2018

“Reported reduction in bullying and vandalism in open circulation toilet arrangements”

“Acceptance of open circulation toilet areas is much easier when seen in practice, and feedback from users is positive.”

Business Plan 2018/2019

“Lead the £1.8bn Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme. We work with every local authority in Scotland to deliver 117 schools in the programme, helping them achieve the very best value from their school investment. This has been achieved by encouraging councils to work together, guiding them to adopt new and different design approaches to maximise functional space and supporting them to think differently to achieve better outcomes.”

“Have all remaining schools in the Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme enter construction within Scottish Government budget.  Have 100 schools open.”

Scottish Futures Trust School Projects By Local Authority Area

Local AuthoritySchools under Development/Construction
Aberdeen City CouncilBrimmond Primary School (Formerly Bucksburn)
Aberdeen City CouncilChildrens School for Complex Needs
Aberdeen City CouncilSouth of the City Academy (Lochside Academy)
Aberdeenshire CouncilAlford Community Campus
Aberdeenshire CouncilInverurie Community Campus
Angus CouncilBrechin Community Campus (High School)
Angus CouncilForfar Community Campus
Angus CouncilHayshead Primary School
Angus CouncilLadyloan Primary School
Angus CouncilMuirfield Primary School
Angus CouncilTimmergreen Primary School
Argyll & Bute CouncilCampbeltown High School
Argyll & Bute CouncilDunoon Primary School
Argyll & Bute CouncilKirn Primary School, Dunoon
Argyll & Bute CouncilOban High School
City of Edinburgh CouncilBlackhall Gym
City of Edinburgh CouncilDuddingston Nursery
City of Edinburgh CouncilFoxcovert Primary School
City of Edinburgh CouncilJames Gillespies High School (D&B) Enabling Works
City of Edinburgh CouncilJames Gillespies High School (DBFM)
City of Edinburgh CouncilRising Rolls (PS Extensions)
City of Edinburgh CouncilRising Rolls (PS Extensions) Phase 2
City of Edinburgh CouncilRising Rolls 5
City of Edinburgh CouncilRising Rolls 6
City of Edinburgh CouncilRising Rolls Phase 3
City of Edinburgh CouncilRising Rolls Phase 4 – East Craigs
City of Edinburgh CouncilRising Rolls Phase 4- Fox Covert
City of Edinburgh CouncilRising Rolls Phase 4- St Marys
City of Edinburgh CouncilSouth Queensferry High School
City of Edinburgh CouncilWardie Primary School
Clackmannanshire CouncilRedwell Primary School (St Johns/Claremont)
Clackmannanshire CouncilTullibody South ( Abercromby PS)
Dumfries & Galloway CouncilDalbeattie High School (Dalbeattie Learning Campus)
Dumfries & Galloway CouncilDumfries Learning Town Phase 1 – Learning hub (The Bridge)
Dumfries & Galloway CouncilDumfries Learning Town Phase 1 – North West Campus
Dumfries & Galloway CouncilDumfries Learning Town Phase 1 – St Josephs College
Dumfries & Galloway CouncilDumfries Learning Town Phase 2 – Laurieknowe Primary School
Dumfries & Galloway CouncilDumfries Learning Town Phase 2 – NE Campus
Dundee City CouncilBaldragon Academy
Dundee City CouncilHarris Academy, Dundee
East Ayrshire CouncilEAC Early Years New Build – Cumnock, Kilmaurs, Stewarton
East Ayrshire CouncilWilliam McIllvaney Campus (prev. East Ayrshire Learning Campus )
East Dunbartonshire CouncilAuchinairn/Woodhill Primary School (Thomas Muir)
East Dunbartonshire CouncilLairdsland Primary School
East Dunbartonshire CouncilLenzie/Lenzie Moss Primary School
East Dunbartonshire CouncilSt Agathas / St Flannans Primary School
East Dunbartonshire CouncilSt Andrews/St Josephs Primary School
East Lothian CouncilHaddington Primary School & St. Mary’s Infants
East Lothian CouncilPrestonpans Infant School
East Lothian CouncilWallyford Primary School
East Lothian CouncilWindygoul Primary School
East Renfrewshire CouncilBarrhead High School
Falkirk CouncilNew ASN School (previously Carrongrange)
Fife CouncilBurntisland Primary School
Fife CouncilCarnegie Primary School Extension
Fife CouncilLevenmouth High School
Fife CouncilLevenmouth High School Enabling Works
Fife CouncilMadras College, St. Andrews
Fife CouncilWaid Academy
Glasgow City CouncilBlairdardie Primary School
Glasgow City CouncilCarntyne Primary School
Inverclyde CouncilKilmacolm Primary School
Inverclyde CouncilMoorfoot Primary School
Inverclyde CouncilSt Ninian’s Primary School (W)
Inverclyde CouncilSt Patricks Primary School
Midlothian CouncilNewbattle High School
Midlothian CouncilRosewell Primary School Extension
North Ayrshire CouncilGarnock Academy (Campus)
North Ayrshire CouncilLargs Academy
North Lanarkshire CouncilClyde Valley Learning Campus
North Lanarkshire CouncilCumbernauld Academy & Theatre
North Lanarkshire CouncilGreenfaulds High School
North Lanarkshire CouncilMotherwell High School Review Taylor and Braidhurst
North Lanarkshire CouncilNLC Early Years New Build Nurseries(9 No locations)
Perth & Kinross CouncilAlyth Primary School
Perth & Kinross CouncilBertha Park High School
Perth & Kinross CouncilCrieff Primary School
Perth & Kinross CouncilKinross Primary School
Perth & Kinross CouncilOakbank Primary School
Perth & Kinross CouncilPerth High School
Perth & Kinross CouncilTulloch Primary School
Scottish Borders CouncilDuns Primary School
Scottish Borders CouncilJedburgh Intergenerational Learning Campus
Scottish Borders CouncilKelso High School
Shetland Islands CouncilAnderson High School (Lerwick)
Shetland Islands CouncilAnderson High School Halls of Residence
South Ayrshire CouncilAyr Academy
South Ayrshire CouncilAyr Grammar Primary School and Nursery Project/Archive/Fine Art Store
South Ayrshire CouncilDailly Primary School
South Ayrshire CouncilMarr College
South Ayrshire CouncilMarr College Synthetic Pitches
South Ayrshire CouncilQueen Margaret Academy
South Ayrshire CouncilTarbolton Primary School & Community Campus
Stirling CouncilSt Margarets Primary School & Cowie nursery
Stirling CouncilSt Ninian’s Primary School (EC)
The Highland CouncilAlness Community Campus
The Highland CouncilInverness Royal Academy
The Highland CouncilWick Community Campus incl South PS
The Highland CouncilWick North Primary (Noss)
The Moray CouncilElgin High School
The Moray CouncilLinkwood Primary School
The Moray CouncilLossiemouth Learning Centre
West Dunbartonshire CouncilBellsmyre (St Peter’s PS/Aitkenbar PS/Early Education & Childcare Centre)
West Dunbartonshire CouncilKilpatrick ASN School
West Dunbartonshire CouncilOur Lady & St Patricks High School (OLSP)
West Lothian CouncilPinewood Primary School
West Lothian CouncilRising Rolls – Simpsons Primary
West Lothian CouncilWest Calder High School


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