Plans for a £260,000 overhaul of classrooms at a north-east secondary school could be put out to tender today.
In August Education Secretary Angela Constance announced 20 projects across 19 Scottish council areas would be given cash injections to improve the learning environment.
Peterhead Academy was awarded a grant to remodel four classrooms to form an “innovative” learning area for pupils.
It will be fitted with new computer equipment, and will be available to youngsters as a social area when it is not being used for teaching.
Today, members of the local authority’s Buchan area will be asked to approve the plans, and put the project out to tender.
In a report to councillors, Aberdeenshire’s education chief Maria Walker says the aim of the work is to teach students in a “modern, flexible” school environment.
“The works comprise the conversion of two classrooms into an open plan learning plaza in association with an adjacent corridor and two further linked classrooms,” she says.
“All associated services and site works are to be included.
“The development of this learning plaza reflects good practice in secondary school design across Scotland and is similar to the requirements for teaching spaces being developed in the design of the new Inverurie Campus.”
Mrs Walker added that the project would benefit pupils and staff in Peterhead, but could also “inform” future school upgrades in the region.
The Buchan area committee will meet in Peterhead to vote on the proposal today.