School zones change to take in es­tate

4 schools af­fected

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

The catch­ment area for four schools are set to be in­creased by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil.

Coun­cil­lors on the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee will to­day (Wed­nes­day), dis­cuss pro­posed re­align­ment for St Cadoc’s and Cairns to in­clude a hous­ing de­vel­op­ment on Green­lees Farm.

Trin­ity and Cathkin High schools will also be af­fected by the change.

The land is cur­rently zoned to Halfmerke and St Leonard’s pri­maries and Calder­glen and St An­drew’s/ St Bride’s sec­on­daries in East Kil­bride, de­spite them ly­ing be­tween three and 4.5 miles away.

In con­trast, Cairns and St Cadoc’s are only a mile away, while Cathkin is a mile and Trin­ity is two miles from the site.

The de­vel­op­ment sits within the Cam­bus­lang West coun­cil ward.

A re­port to coun­cil­lors states the de­vel­oper un­der­took a con­sul­ta­tion ex­er­cise in Cam­bus­lang.

It adds: “As the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment is likely to be per­ceived to be part of the Cathkin/Cam­bus­lang lo­cale rather than East Kil­bride and due to dis­tance from ex­ist­ing catch­ment schools, it is pro­posed to re­zone the green­field site at Green­lees Road to Cairns Pri­mary School and St Cadoc’s Pri­mary School (ap­prox­i­mately one mile away), Cathkin High School ( ap­prox­i­mately one mile away) and Trin­ity High School (ap­prox­i­mately two miles away).”

The de­vel­op­ment is for 240 hous­ing unites.

It is pre­dicted this will gen­er­ate 38 non­de­nom­i­na­tional pri­mary pupils and 13 de­nom­i­na­tional pupils.

A fur­ther 30 non­de­nom­i­na­tional and 10 de­nom­i­na­tiona l sec­ondary stu­dents are be­ing planned for.

Seven nurs­ery aged chil­dren have also been con­sid­ered in the plan.

New faces Staff and pupils at Cairns Pri­mary will see ad­di­tional pupils ar­rive due to the re­zon­ing

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