Contracts Signed

An investment of £45.303m in the merger of Kilmarnock Academy, James Hamilton Academy, New Farm Primary and Early Childhood Centre, Silverwood Primary and 2-18 provision for Gaelic education, will result in the development of a new state-of-the-art learning environment for children and young people as well as flexible facilities for the community.

The Project has now reached a financial close and contracts have been signed.  This signals the official start of the construction of the new learning campus and works will commence in the next few weeks. “The William McIlvanney Campus project will generate substantial employment, growth and investment at a local level, whilst creating the infrastructure to support the ongoing education of the young people of Kilmarnock and the surrounding area.”


The William McIlvanney Campus

The new site in Sutherland Drive will be known as the William McIlvanney Campus, in honour ofthe world-renowned author who was born and educated in Kilmarnock.

Primary schools transferring to the William McIlvanney Campus are New Farm Primary School and Early Childhood Centre and Silverwood Primary School.  The new school will become James Hamilton Primary School and Early Childhood Centre.

Kilmarnock Academy and James Hamilton Academy will also transfer with the new secondary school to be named Kilmarnock Academy. Continue reading “The William McIlvanney Campus”