£8.5m school to open in January
Pupils at St Bride’s Primary School in Cambuslang will return to their new £8.5 million school early next year.
The original school building closed in June last year, after South Lanarkshire Council approved the creation of a new building on the site, with the pupils being decanted to the old Cairns Primary for the rebuild.
Before the school was demolished last October, the council planned for the pupils and staff to return to their new home in the spring of this year, but now work is set to be completed ahead of schedule.
Lynn Sherry, head of education with responsibility for school modernisation said: “The council is pleased to confirm that pupils will move into the new St Bride’s Primary School in Cambuslang ahead of schedule on Thursday, January 29 2015.
“Children are currently located in the former St Cadoc’s building whist their new school in Tabernacle Street is being built.
“The new St Bride’s, which has been built at a cost of £8.5m, is another flagship school in the Cambuslang area as part of the council’s investment in providing high quality and stimulating learning environments for children. The building contractor Kier have played a major part in bringing this new build in ahead of schedule.
“The new school has 12 classrooms and 50/50 nursery. There is a gym/assembly hall, dining room, ICT suite, bright and spacious general purposes spaces spread throughout the building. Externally there is a multi use games area. Staff and children are looking forward to returning to their new school in the new year.
“Children will have three additional days holiday at the end of January (26-28 January) to enable classes to be ready for their return.”
The school first opened its doors in 1878, and since then, tens of thousands of children have passed through.
But as the years passed, the building was left lagging behind other schools in the area, which have been revamped by the local authority, prompting the need to rebuild it from scratch.
New building The new St Bride’s Primary School in Cambuslang