Glasgow Save our Schools Campaign
Thursday, February 16, 2006
pre-12 phase4 investment
I have been reading the council website and note the decision to offer dual catchment areas to west end pupils is merely a proposal, it hasn't been given to us and needs to be campaigned for.See the text below from the council website. Considering how the council operates I'm not exactly sure what this may result in.
Will the council be looking for a clear mandate from a majority of parents of existing pupils? (most of whom will have left by the time the new school is open.)
Will they take into consideration comments made by parents of pupils to be?
If they don't, will they go ahead with just the new school - once again raising the spectre of a 750+ Hillhead primary?
If we are to have more public meetings then I believe this needs to be a discussion point.
A new school to replace Dowanhill, Hillhead, Kelvinhaugh and Willowbank Primary Schools. It will also accommodate Dowanhill and Willows Nursery Schools and be built on the gap site at Otago Street and Gibson Street.
There will be a further consultation beginning at Easter 2006 on the following proposals:-
* pupils currently residing within the approved catchment area for Dowanhill to attend the new Hillhead PS or Hyndland PS
* pupils currently residing within the approved catchment area for Kelvinaugh to attend the new Hillhead PS or Anderston PS
* pupils currently residing within the approved catchment area for Willowbank to attend the new Hillhead PS or Oakgrove PS
Number of Primary Schools to close – Three; Dowanhill, Kelvinhaugh and Willowbank, all with effect from the end of session 2007/2008.
Bob, 12:22 PM