Secondary school pupils will start attending the brand new Barony Campus after the October break.

From next month, secondary pupils will be moving to campus, dubbed Scotland’s most ambitious and inclusive learning establishment.

The Campus will officially be handed over to the council from Morrison Construction on 9 October, and open to pupils on October 26.

The new school will ensure every pupil has the capability to learn and grow whilst making use of the latest technology and excellent levels of sports provision for students.

Councillor Fiona Campbell, Cabinet Member for Skills and Learning said: “The Barony Campus will ensure that our children and young people will have every opportunity to achieve their full potential. The educational facilities are exceptional, utilising the very latest technology including Scotland’s first interactive and immersive video room.

“This facility is going to be life changing for our children and young people and is designed to help them to reach their full potential.”

The Campus is opting for a phased approach allowing pupils into the school with The Robert Burns Academy moving in October 26, followed by Lochnorris Primary School, Hillside School and Cherry Trees Early Childhood Centre on November 18.

Students who previously attended Auchinleck and Cumnock and the secondary Supported Learning Centre will begin attending their new school from October 26.

The opening timetable for The Robert Burns Academy is as follows:

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 – Closure of Auchinleck and Cumnock Academies plus secondary Supported Learning Centre to allow packing of the resources.

Monday 12 to Friday 16 – Movement of furniture, resources and equipment.

Monday 19 to Friday 23 – In service day followed by closure to allow teaching staff to set up.

Monday 26 – The Robert Burns Academy opens to pupils.

Linda McAulay Griffiths, Head of Education said: “Arrangements are currently being made by the Head of Campus, Peter Gilchrist, for learning from home resources to be available to all pupils during the second week of the closure.

“A detailed programme will be issued soon including specific arrangements on timings for the first day, dining facilities, the new travel plan and transport arrangements.”