Councillor Carol Hamilton, SBC’s Executive Member for Children and Young People, said: “Scottish Borders Council is delighted with the announcement of this exciting opportunity for the Jedburgh community.
“This not only provides a single learning space for 2-18 year olds, but will have potential to support learning opportunities for older learners and be a wider community resource as well.
“The existing provisions of the Grammar School and the two primary schools at Parkside and Howdenburn have served the community well.
“However, it became clear when we spoke to the community during extensive public consultations in 2016 and this year that there are a number of concerns about their ability to provide the education and learning experiences that the children and young people in Jedburgh require and need.
“We now have a unique and hugely exciting opportunity not only for Jedburgh’s children and young people, but for the whole community with the needs of all generations being catered for.
"We are delighted that the Scottish Government has agreed to fund this very exciting initiative by Scottish Borders Council."