Pledge to improve education standards

Maggie Taylor
Maggie Taylor

ONE of the oldest schools in north east Fife is to have a £1 million makeover.

Tayport Primary School, part of which dates back to Victorian times, is to be improved under Fife Council’s ‘Under One Roof’ scheme so that children no longer will have to go outside to reach the dining facilities, currently housed in old Medway huts.

New dining facilities are to be created in the present school hall and a new hall, together with changing rooms and storage, will be created and connected to the existing school buildings.

Plans for the improvements have recently gone on public display and were welcomed by Councillors Tim Brett and Maggie Taylor, two of the elected members for Taybridgehead.

Councillor Taylor said: “Tayport Primary School must be one of the oldest primary schools still in use in Fife and these improvements to the games facilities are very welcome.

“I know it is the intention that the facilities will be made available to the community after school on a letting basis and I hope that they will be well used.

“Other improvements include the removal of the shelter for the children in the playground area which will improve visibility and supervision.

“The changed location of the dining facilities will also make it easier for the delivery of meals

“In addition, as part of the scheme a lift will be provided that will allow access to all parts of the school for children who have a disability.”