Pupils, parents and staff will be involved from the outset as Dundee City Council begins to progress an education overhaul for the city’s east end.
Senior officials believe the creation of a primary school campus will improve the education of children in the north of the city for “generations”.
The plan, first revealed back in 2014, will replace Longhaugh Nursery and Primary, alongside a merger of St Luke’s and St Matthew’s Primary with St Vincent’s Primary.
More than 800 primary pupils and 125 nursery youngsters could be educated at the new school, which has been described as a super campus.
A project board is to be established to ensure that the views of all interested parties are represented and that the money is well spent as the project is delivered.
Head teachers, parent council members and pupils would play a key role on the board alongside, ensuring that the needs of each school are met.
They would be joined by convener of children and families service, Councillor Stewart Hunter, together with ward councillors, a Roman Catholic Church representative, the executive director of children and families service, city architect, capital projects team and head of transportation.
Depute policy and resources convener Councillor Willie Sawers said: “We are determined to help improve education for our pupils and continue the transformation of Dundee school buildings.
“This is an exciting project that will help improve the education of children in the north east of the city for generations.
“The campus model is working very successfully in the West End and at Balgarthno.”