New Mid Yell school set to open just in time for new term

Pupils will move into the new Mid Yell Junior High School next Friday on their first day back after the October break.

The new school has progressed “according to plan”, according to the schools service quality improvement manager Matthew Moss, with staff and pupils excited about the move.

The £8,750,000 building, close to the former school, has taken roughly a year and a half to complete and the holidays have been very busy with last-minute cleaning and preparations, said Mr Moss.

Most Shetland pupils will return to school on Thursday but Mid Yell is taking an extra “floating day” ahead of the influx.

The budget for the new 107-pupil school was originally set at £8.5 million, but an extra £250,000 was granted for enlarged accommodation for music and special needs.

Head teacher Mark Lawson will preside over an official opening ceremony on 1st November for the school, which has 40 secondary, 43 primary and 24 nursery pupils.


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