We are currently redeveloping Wester Hailes High School in phases, which aligns with priorities set out in the recent Wester Hailes Development Framework and Local Place Plan for Wester Hailes.
Phase one involved the refurbishment of the school space within the existing sports and community building (Block A) and the provision of a new all-weather sports pitch. Work was completed in summer 2022.
Phase two involves the creation of a new building which will replace the remaining four teaching blocks (B to E). Funding was approved for Phase 2 in December 2020 as part of the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP). The new building will be a four-storey building on the existing site which, along with the refurbished Block A, will create a new community campus with contemporary learning and teaching space for an 800 student roll, but with the potential for future expansion if necessary. The project is due to complete in 2025.
Consultations on the Phase 2 project have been held regularly with the school and there was a public engagement event held at Wester Hailes Library on 22nd June 2022. We are intending to submit a Planning application for the Phase 2 building in March 2023 but before we do that we are seeking the public’s views on our proposals. You can see more information about the project and get involved in the consultation here www.edinburgh.gov.uk/newwhhs