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Portobello High School to open in October

Portobello High School Image copyright Edinburgh council

Edinburgh's biggest high school will open in October, it has been revealed.

The new Portobello High School will now open on 26 October after the mid-term break.

The school was originally due to open this summer but water drainage issues meant a delay until January 2017.

However, the water problems were fixed quicker than expected so the school can now open in October. The new school will become the council's largest with space for 1,400 pupils.

The new school was given the go ahead after the City of Edinburgh Council took a Private Bill through the Scottish Parliament, which changed the status of Portobello Park allowing it to be used for educational purposes.

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