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Sanderson's Wynd Primary School

General Introduction to Project

Sanderson's WyndA proposed major housing development for Windygoul prompted the need for a review of Tranent's catchment area. This concluded that a new primary school (Windygoul PS) should be constructed south of the town and that Tranent's existing catchment area should be redrawn accordingly. Following a full option appraisal, it was decided to build a new school at Sanderson's Wynd to replace the existing dilapidated, flat-roofed, two-storey Tranent Primary, and the nursery housed in temporary units.

Like Windygoul PS (also included as a case study), Sanderson's Wynd has been chosen as a case study as an excellent new build primary school incorporating a number of sustainable design features also facilitating extensive community use. The school also boasts excellent outdoor spaces.

The school is designed to accommodate an initial roll of up to 381 pupils, with 12 classrooms and nursery accommodation for 60 am/pm pupils. The facilities also include an integrated Additional Support for Learning unit ('the Hub'), a centre for Children 1st organisation and community youth facilities.

Key Project Data

Type of project:

New build

Name of School:

Sanderson's Wynd Primary School


Primary/Nursery/Additional Support Needs (ASN)


Sanderson's Wynd, Tranent EH33 1DA

Client/Local Authority:

East Lothian Council

School Capacity:

381 Primary

60am/60pm Nursery

24 ASN

Procurement Route:


Project Value:


Gross Internal Floor Area:

5410 m2

Design Team:

East Lothian Council Projects

Specialist Consultants:

Reiach & Hall (Planning Supervisor)

RMJM (thermal simulation)

Norwest Holst (geotechnical report)

Living Water (rainwater harvesting)


Hart Builders

Start Date:

March 2007

Completion Date:

August 2008