Glasgow City Council is currently consulting on proposals to build a new school campus on the existing site of St Brendan’s Primary School.GCC logo

The proposed re-development will see the closure of Garscadden and Yoker Primary schools, Thirlstane and Kelso nurseries and building a new non-denominational primary school and nursery as part of the campus on the St Brendan’s site.

The new campus would be new-build; encompassing a new St Brendan’s Primary School, a non-denominational primary school and a new early years establishment. The campus would also include a day/evening community facility managed by Glasgow Life, which would incorporate a dance studio, fitness suite, and separate changing and reception facilities. There would also be evening and weekend access to the multi-purpose games hall and exterior all-weather pitch.

Current St Brendan’s Primary School campus

According to the consultation document (see below) the number of pupils is expected to increase by over 25% over the next 10 years. The three primary schools currently have 486 children and this is expected to increase to over 600 pupils in the two new primary schools by 2022.

There will be a series of public meetings to discuss the proposals at 7pm on:

  • Tue 4 June Garscadden
  • Wed 5 June Yoker
  • Thu 6 June St Brendan’s

Anyone wishing to attend the public meetings would be welcome to do so. The meetings would be an opportunity for attendees to:

  • Hear more about the proposal.
  • Ask questions about the proposal.
  • Have their views noted so that they can be taken into account as part of the consultation response process.
  • Ask officers about the various ways in which they can respond to the proposal.

A picture of the catchment area for the new campus is shown at the end.

You can find out more about the proposals at:

The deadline for responding to the consultation is Friday 30 August 2013.

The Council have undertaken a similar re-development in the North of the City. The new Benview Campus which opened last year in Ruchill The new schools and nursery are the result of the merger of Westercommon nursery, Westercommon and Ruchill Primarys and Ruchill Autism Unit to become High Park Primary and Our Lady of Assumption and St Cuthbert’s Primary. The re-development was shortlisted for an award.

The Scottish Government have produce a schools estate strategy – “Building Better Schools: Investing in Scotland’s Future” – as well as guidance for school developments including design guidance, sustainability and greener schools.