FUNDING has been secured for a new secondary school in Lenzie. 

East Dunbartonshire Council has confirmed that Lenzie Academy will receive Scottish Government funding for the replacement school. 

It comes as a result of the council's successful funding bid to phase three of the government's Learning Estate Investment Programme fund (LEIP). 

The replacement school is estimated to cost £85million and will complete the upgrade to the secondary school estate.

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Cllr Low said: "This is excellent news and this funding contribution means we can replace the current Lenzie Academy with a state-of-the-art facility for 1400 pupils.

"The new Lenzie Academy completes the upgrade of our entire secondary school estate.

"We have an enviable track record here in East Dunbartonshire for delivering fantastic learning facilities to support our high-performing education service.

"The council will work closely with the Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust to deliver this new school as part of continuous improvement of our school estate."

Work is set to begin to develop the project plan and timeline to deliver the new school with a target completion date to open to pupils no later than December 2027.