​We are expanding Dundonald Primary School to create extra school places.

Latest updates on the expansion project

In 2010, we put forward plans to expand Dundonald Primary School. Construction began in September 2014. Once the school expansion is complete, 210 more children from the local area will be able to attend the school.

Changes to Dundonald Recreation Ground

Access

The majority of Dundonald Recreation Ground will not be affected during the works. For safety and to allow our contractors to get on and off site, we have temporarily closed the entrance on Fairlawn Road and made a temporary gate close by. This will allow people using the recreation ground continued access to the grass areas where the football and cricket pitches are located. The rose garden will remain as it is. The map of the recreation ground shows the area of the works taking place.

Development

The changes are:

  • A larger public children's play area will replace the bowling green
  • A larger multi-use sports area which will increase in size by a third, providing an extra tennis court (three compared with the current two)
  • A new outside green gym
  • A new two-storey building to replace the existing pavilion. It will include school rooms, a lift, public toilets, changing facilities and a community room which will be open to the general community

A design plan is available which shows the recreation ground before and after the works.

The effect on facilities during the building work

  • Cricket and football pitches will continue as normal throughout the building work
  • The existing pavilion will remain in place until the new pavilion is open, after which the former pavilion will be demolished and returned to green space
  • The rose garden will remain open
  • We will be changing the layout of the paths. Please look at the plans of the park on this page for more information
  • The multi-use sports area (tennis courts) and the former bowling green will be closed during phase 1 of the construction works.

Enlargement of the school under Education law

The relevant legal processes were followed with a detailed report to the council’s Cabinet on 9 December 2013 outlining the demand for the school expansion.
Read the detailed report