A new non-denominational school with community sports facilities will be built in the North of Glasgow to meet the projected future demand for primary school places in the greater Maryhill area.
The proposal, including the review of catchment areas for schools in this area, was agreed by councillors at Glasgow City Council's Executive Committee today (Thursday, 2 March) and follows an extensive consultation announced in October last year.
The council announced plans a few months ago about the need to consult residents and local communities over the future primary school provision in the area due to the resurgence, regeneration and rising school roll projections in the greater Maryhill area.
As part of a demographic study and options appraisal, carried out by council officers, the agreed site at Kelvinside Avenue and former North Kelvinside Secondary School - was identified as the most viable and suitable location.
The site meets the council's aspirations in relation to early years, primary and community facilities.
A number of pre-engagement sessions with the residents and ward elected members also took place ahead of the formal consultation process and the views were used to shape the recommendations agreed today.
Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Children, Young People & Lifelong Learning said: "It's wonderful to be witnessing the resurgence and regeneration of Maryhill and as a result the need for additional primary school places.
"We are delighted to be able to put forward our proposal to build a new primary school with a nursery and community sports facilities that will be a great asset to the local community at the top of Queen Margaret Drive following the extensive consultation and engagement process."
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