St Lucy's Primary

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St. Lucy's Primary is a co educational Roman Catholic school serving the Abronhill district of Cumbernauld. The school also has a non denominational Language and Communication Unit.

Outside view of St Lucy's Primary

The school was opened in 1974 by Dumbarton County Council and was originally housed in an open plan building in Pine Road. It was relocated to the current site in Oak road in 1979.

The accommodation comprises 14 spacious classrooms, a large gymnasium, separate dining room and four multi purpose areas. It has a working capacity of 376. There are extensive grounds which incorporate a football pitch, playgrounds and grassed areas.

Staff, pupils and parents have worked to create various garden areas that further enhance the school grounds and contribute to the Eco, Fairtrade and Health Promoting work carried out by the school. The school has Fairtrade status, has attained its second green flag for eco work and has attained gold health promoting status.

There are currently 8 classes in the mainstream school with 10 teaching and 3 non teaching members of staff. The unit has 6 classes with 8 teaching and 7 non teaching staff. We have 3 office staff and 1 janitor.

Pupils normally transfer from nursery to primary from age 4.5 - 5.5. The school has sound links with the local nurseries and a robust transition programme in place.

Pupils normally transfer from primary to secondary between the ages of 11.5 and 12.5 so that they will have the opportunity to complete at least four years of secondary education. Pupils from St Lucy's primary normally transfer to Our Lady's High School, Dowanfield Road, Cumbernauld. A well structured programme of primary/secondary liaison with Our Lady's High School assists with the transition from P.7 to S.1 and ensures our children look forward to the challenges of high school with confidence. There are parent information evenings and visits to the P.7 from the Head and Depute Head of OLHS. The programme involves members of staff from the secondary delivering a four week block of lessons in their specialist subject. Frequent meetings are held where the Head Teachers of the associated primaries meet with the Head Teacher and the Depute Head with responsibility for S1 in Our Lady's High. The primary 7 teacher and support staff from OLHS also meet to hand over information.

Transition programmes are devised on an individual basis for various secondary provisions for Pupils in the Language and Communication unit.

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