CAMPUSES set to ‘completely transform’ learning in Prestwick and Maybole have been backed.

Councillors are behind proposals to create the shared school campuses and educational facilities in the two towns.

The decision has been marked as a ‘milestone’ as the council looks to provide ‘state-of-the-art’ schools to meet the needs of young people and the community.

With funding still to be agreed, Prestwick will see Glenburn Primary School and St Ninian’s Primary School sharing a new campus, set to open at the start of the 2021/22 school session.

The Maybole campus would be built in the grounds of Carrick Academy, with Cairn and Gardenrose primaires, with St Cuthbert’s operating as a stand alone school on the same site.

Consultation with parents and carers, children, staff, the Roman Catholic Church, HM Inspectors, stakeholders and the wider community have already taken place with the majority supporting the two campuses.

Cllr William Grant said: “These campuses are set to completely transform learning in Maybole and Prestwick as we look to provide children with the best possible start in life.

“Now the proposals have been agreed, the design stage can start which is an opportunity to address issues expressed during the consultation such as parking, play areas and public access.

“The consultation with everyone involved at the schools and the wider communities will continue over the coming months as the designs begin to take shape.”