SCHOOL Extensions Budget Agreed By City Council

26 February, 2021 | News

AROUND £8million will be spent extending St Paul’s High School and Carntyne Primary School to meet increasing demand for places.

The budget was agreed by Glasgow’s City Administration Committee.

Thirteen classrooms will be added to St Paul’s High School in Pollok, increasing capacity by a third. More classrooms will also be added to Carntyne Primary.

Councillors also agreed a £1million fund to develop designs for a new school in the city centre — a consultation will be launched soon to gather views — and a fourth Gaelic primary school at the former St James’ Primary in Calton.

Councillor Chris Cunningham, city convener for education, skills and early years, said: “Demand for school places across the city has never been so high so we need to make sure that our schools have places for local children and young people.

“Plans for a spend of £6.5 million adding 13 new classrooms at St Paul’s High which will take capacity up from 900 to 1200 spaces and meet the demand in the local community.

“It’s really exciting that the former St James’ Primary school is going to be brought back to life in the form of our fourth Gaelic medium education primary school, following the successful consultation last year.

“These are very exciting plans that will enhance the school estate and benefit children and young people who will flourish in the new-builds or school extensions.

“The plans will create environments that will nurture learning and teaching for our future generations and meet increasing demands for schools in certain areas of the city.”

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