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School closure consultation ends

School closure protest
Several protests have been held against Glasgow's school closure plan

A public consultation on plans to close 13 primary schools and 12 nurseries in Glasgow is due to end.

Glasgow City Council has been taking submissions since 2 February and is due to make a final decision on 23 April.

The authority said the closure plan was drawn up after a "city-wide assessment" and was necessary to save money.

The proposals have provoked widespread anger from some parents and community groups who believe they will have a negative impact on pupils' education.

Several marches and demonstrations have been held outside the City Chambers by groups worried about the closure plan.

One of the final protests was held on Tuesday by parents of pupils from St Gilbert's Primary, in the north of Glasgow.

They handed over a detailed document to council officials outlining their argument to retain the school.

Under council proposals, St Gilbert's pupils would be moved to St Philomena's Primary, about one mile away in the city's Royston area.

The St Gilbert's building would then become the new Barmulloch Primary.

In their submission, parents from St Gilbert's argued that pupils would be moved from a "Grade A" building to a "Grade D" structure at St Philomena's.

They call for both schools to be merged on the existing St Gilbert's site with "adaptations" made to accommodate the increased numbers.

Establishment Receiving establishment Merged establishment Saving (full year)
Sighthill Primary Royston Primary Royston Primary 186,372
St Gilbert's Primary St Philomena's Primary St Philomena's Primary 238,287
Barmulloch Primary St Gilbert's Primary Barmulloch Primary As above
Victoria Primary Annette St. Primary/ Cuthbertson Primary Annette St. Primary/ Cuthbertson Primary 207,721
Bellahouston Primary Ibrox Primary Ibrox Primary 194,999
Albert Primary Elmvale Primary Elmvale Primary 241,380
St Agnes' Primary St Blane's Primary St Blane's Primary 186,140
St Aloysius' Primary St Stephen's Primary St Stephen's Primary 198,845
St Gregory's Primary St Mary's Primary St Mary's Primary 234,498
Wyndford Primary Parkview Primary Parkview Primary 219,082
St James' Primary Alexandra Parade Primary Alexandra Parade Primary 208,698
Ruchill Primary Westercommon Primary Westercommon Primary 226,601
Our Lady of the Assumption Primary St Cuthbert's Primary St Cuthbert's Primary 165,281
Shawbridge Nursery Pollokshaws Day Nursery Pollokshaws Day Nursery 180,652
Kinning Park Nursery Festival Park Nursery Festival Park Nursery 70,860
Merrylee Nursery Class Holmlea Day Nursery Holmlea Day Nursery 32,445
Mile End Nursery Bridgeton FLC Bridgeton FLC 111,161
Garscube Nursery Cowcaddens Day Nursery Cowcaddens Day Nursery 72,535
Craigielea Nursery/Broompark Day Nursery St Denis' Primary New Early Years' Centre 255,230
Anderston Nursery Class Anderson St. Nursery Anderson St. Nursery 77,184
Queen Mary St. Nursery London Road Nursery London Road Nursery 244,067
Newark Dr. Nursery/Nithsdale Rd. Nursery/ Pollokshields Nursery Class New Early Years' Centre in Pollokshields Primary Anxe New Early Years' Centre in Pollokshields Primary Anxe 169,721
Source: Glasgow City Council

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