School zones change to take in estate
4 schools affected
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