New Schools Move A Step Closer

Proposals to build new primary schools moved a step closer this week


Proposals to build new primary schools in Bellshill, Newmains and Chryston under the council's flagship capital investment programme, Schools and Centres 21, moved a step closer this week.  

All-party agreement was made at the council's Education Committee on Tuesday 7 November 2017, to carry out public consultations on proposals to build joint campus primary schools for Lawmuir Primary and Sacred Heart Primary Schools in Bellshill and Newmains Primary and St. Brigid's Primary Schools in Newmains.

The green light was also given to progress to the design feasibility stage for the proposal to build a new Chryston Primary School with an annex for Chryston High School on the site of the existing primary school.

These exciting plans are part of phase 3 of the £100million schools' investment programme which will see high-quality education facilities being built to provide further opportunities for local pupils.

The six-week public consultation commences from Wednesday 8 November 2017 and parents, carers, pupils and communities are invited to provide their views through a range of measures including public meetings community engagement.

Convener of the Education Committee, Cllr Frank McNally, said, "Providing pupils with access to modern, high-quality educational facilities is a priority for the council and our investment under the Schools and Centres 21 programme underlines our commitment to doing this.

"We have recently seen a significant increase in housing investment in some areas and we are continuing to respond to these changes with proposals to build new shared school campuses, which will meet the needs of local communities while providing pupils with access to improved facilities."

Further information on the consultation can be accessed here. Responses can by sent by email to the following addresses: 

The public consultation ends on 20 December 2017. 

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