New school plans moving forward

St Agatha's PS Kirkintilloch.
St Agatha's PS Kirkintilloch.

Plans for a new St Flannan’s and St Agatha’s merged primary school in Kirkintilloch are moving forward to the design stage.

The new school is being built on the current St Flannan’s site in Hillhead.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie welcomed an update report at a recent meeting of East Dunbartonshire Council.

She said: “We are making good progress on the delivery of our Primary School Improvement Programme.

“The new Lairdsland Primary School is due to open on schedule next month, the latest designs for the new primary school in Lenzie will be shared with the Lenzie and Lenzie Moss primary school communities in the coming weeks and following this report we will now move to the outline design phase for the new school for St Agatha’s and St Flannan’s.”

The Stage 1 design phase is the next step in the process and will translate the specific requirements of the new denominational primary school brief into outline designs.

These designs will include a site plan, building floor plans and a landscape framework.

Councillor Geekie added: “As with all the projects in our Primary School Improvement Programme this new school will deliver educational benefits to our young people.

“It will be based on the Lairdsland reference design, and be informed by further consultation with the school communities from St Agatha’s and St Flannan’s, along with other key stakeholders.

“The resulting designs will help the school communities to visualise their new and enhanced learning environment.”