IMPROVING exam results at an East Renfrewshire school have been credited to the Scottish Government’s building improvement scheme.

Eastwood High saw the percentage of fifth year pupils achieving five or more Highers increase to 40 per cent, compared to 17 per cent before moving to its new site.

Stuart Maxwell, the school’s headteacher, told the Barrhead News: “The new building and grounds have been a contributing factor to the success of Eastwood High’s journey of improvement.

“We have a better environment for learning and teaching, which has benefited pupils, staff and the wider school community.

“This has led to higher levels of achievement, as demonstrated in improved SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) results.”

Eastwood High, in Newton Mearns, is one of 100 refurbished or replaced facilities to be completed through the Scottish Government’s ‘Schools for the Future’ programme.