Hallside plans to expand
Need is growing
South Lanarkshire Council have submitted plans to extend Hallside Primary in Cambuslang.
The proposals were lodged with the authority’s own planning officers earlier this month.
If the plans get the go ahead, Hallside will have 14 classes.
Hallside had previously faced pressure from an increasing pupil roll.
But changes to the catchment zone, as well as the construction of Park View Primary, have seen the numbers of pupils at the school decrease steadily over the past few years.
Another new school in Newton is set to open next year.
In the past six years, the roll has decreased by over 17 per cent and will fall again next year.
Part of the plans includes the demolition of a storage area to the south of the main building. Any new extension would be two storey’s high.
Lynn Sherry, head of education, said: “This proposal is for the final refurbishment and extension of Hallside Primary School. The main building will be fully refurbished internally and new cladding designed and fitted to the existing roof structure profile. A planned two-storey extension will provide five classrooms, various stores and other ancillary accommodation, removing the need for the modular accommodation currently on site.
“The current pupil roll is 455 and the 2014/15 roll was 480 (as at census date September 2014). The estimated pupil roll for the coming school year (August 2016) is 428.”