Rationalisation of Abronhill high school and Cumbernauld high school

Outside view of Abronhill high school

At its meeting on Wednesday 6 February 2013 North Lanarkshire Council ratified the decision that,

(i) at the end of school session 2013/14, the provision of education at Abronhill High School and Cumbernauld High School be discontinued and a new school be established and that all pupils currently attending both the current Abronhill and Cumbernauld High Schools will be provided with education at the existing Cumbernauld High School premises;

(ii) from the start of school session 2014/15 all primary school pupils who under the present arrangements would have transferred to Abronhill and Cumbernauld High Schools will be provided with secondary education at the existing Cumbernauld High School premises; and

(iii) as an early priority in the next phase of the Schools & Centres 21 Programme, a new build school will be constructed to replace the amalgamated schools on the existing Cumbernauld High School site.

In line with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 the Scottish Government have the right to call in the proposal under sections 17(2) (a) and (b) of the Act.  We have been advised that Scottish Ministers are calling in the proposal.