First class - new school plans

Lenzie Moss Primary
Lenzie Moss Primary

Plans for the first in a series of new primary buildings being built to house newly-merged schools are set to be unveiled next week.

Following workshops with pupils, parents, school staff and Lenzie Community Council in recent weeks, an outline design for Lenzie’s new primary school is to be put on public display.

Anyone who would like to comment on the new school is being invited to attend a drop-in community information event where they can view the draft proposals for themselves, find out more and make comments.

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 25, from 2pm-8pm in Lenzie Academy.

The architects for the new school, Holmes Miller, will be there with plans and drawings and will be able to provide information and answer any questions.

Those who attend will have an opportunity to record their comments by completing a questionnaire.

East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie hopes there will be a good turnout.

She told the Herald: “The aim of this event is to give the local community and key stakeholders an early opportunity to see what progress has been made so far in shaping the new school and to encourage them to give their views.

“From the outset we have been committed to creating a new school that is centred around delivering what pupils, parents, teachers and the wider community needs.

“The proposed outline design should be a talking point from which we can build and I would ask anyone with an interest to go along and have their say.”

The new school is to be built on the site of the existing Lenzie Moss Primary School following its closure and the closure of nearby Lenzie Primary as part of the council’s Primary School Improvement Programme to deliver modern new schools for local pupils.

The programme is being carried out to save the cash-strapped council money and to deal with falling school rolls.

For further information or if you have any queries about the new school development, please contact the council’s’ Primary School Improvement Programme by calling 0300 123 4510.