A turf-cutting ceremony has marked the official beginning of construction on a new £13 million school.
The new building, which will be called Stoneywood School, is on the site of the former Bankhead Academy which was destroyed by a fire in 2012.
Councillor Angela Taylor, convener of the education and children’s services committee, performed the ceremony yesterday.
Funding for the new Stoneywood School was allocated by the council’s five-year capital programme.
The new school will house the 434 pupils currently attending the existing Stoneywood School.
Cllr Taylor said: “This is another fantastic milestone in our £145m capital investment in education. Only the other week we saw the opening of £5m Greenbrae School extension and saw at first-hand how delighted and proud the children and staff are.
“I’m sure that when the pupils at Stoneywood see their new school they will be just as enthusiastic as will the pupils attending the new Lochside Academy and the Centre of Excellence in the north of the city.”