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New Kirkintilloch school to be named Holy Trinity Primary

The school is being built to replace St Flannan’s Primary and St Agatha’s Primary and will be built on the St Flannan’s site

A new school being built to replace St Flannan’s Primary and St Agatha’s Primary in Kirkintilloch is to be named Holy Trinity Primary.

The £8 million primary was chosen following a consultation by the interim parent council with both school communities, local Councillors and church representatives. An initial shortlist of Holy Trinity, St Francis of Assisi, All Saints and St Teresa of Calcutta Primary School was drawn up and narrowed down to a final two: Holy Trinity and St Francis of Assisi. The former won out by 118 votes (58 per cent) to 85 (42 per cent). The new name has been approved by Glasgow Archdiocese.

East Dunbartonshire Council took the decision to close St Agatha’s and merge the school with St Flannan’s Primary in a new build on the St Flannan’s site on Newdyke Road in 2014. Parents had campaigned against the closure. The new school is set to open in 2017 and work began in April this year.

“This is a significant milestone in the life of the new school as work progresses on site towards opening in Spring 2017,” Councillor Maureen Henry, convener of the council’s Education Committee, said. “Now that the school has a name and an emerging identity, both school communities can get behind it as they continue to work together during this transition time.”

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