Jedburgh Grammar Campus joins Doors Open Days Festival line up

Published: 25th August 2022

Jedburgh Grammar Campus has announced they will be taking part in the approaching Doors Open Days Festival and will welcome members of the public and local communities to the campus and its facilities.

The intergenerational campus, which replaces Jedburgh Grammar School and Parkside and Howdenburn primary schools, was due to open in April 2020, but due to Coronavirus restrictions instead opened to pupils in August 2020.

The innovative learning space for nursery, primary and secondary school children, as well as further education was designed to reimagine and support modern learning, moving away from the traditional school model.

Featuring large open place studio spaces - helping to maximise learning opportunities – there is a rural skills area, flexible hall space that can be used for multiple activities such as community events, sport, dance or drama classes, and library services. Sports facilities include multi-use games area, 2G hockey pitch, 3G sports pitch, 100m synthetic running track, 300m grass track and gym.

The campus was shortlisted for one of Scotland’s most prestigious architecture awards, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards earlier this year.

Councillor Leagh Douglas, Executive Member for Education and Lifelong Learning

“There has been a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding the Jedburgh Grammar Campus and the numerous community benefits it has brought to the town.

“The Doors Open Days weekend is a fantastic opportunity for the new campus as it will be the first time it opens its arms to the wider public.

“We would encourage the local community not only to visit the campus, but to think about how they can make the most of the facilities it has to offer.”

The 2022 Doors Open Days festival, now in its 33rd year, will run on 3 and 4 of September to help raise awareness of Scotland’s built and cultural heritage and ensure it is accessible to everyone. Locally, it is also a chance to celebrate what makes the Scottish Borders special by showcasing not only the heritage, culture and places for which the region is already famous, but also some of the more unusual gems still waiting to be discovered.

Find out more  about the rest of the events and activities that will be on in September as part of Doors Open Days, both locally and nationally.

A copy of the local programme is also available on our website