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Bellshill Catholic primary schools could be merged into joint campus

A Catholic primary school in Bellshill could become part of a new joint campus with a local non-denominational school, as the council prepares to carry out public consultations

The proposal for a joint campus between Sacred Heart Primary School and Lawmuir Primary School in Bellshill has taken another step, as the education committee at North Lanarkshire Council prepares for public consultation on the proposed merger.

North Lanarkshire Council believes that the new campus could be beneficial not only to pupils at both primaries, but also to the children in early years and childcare at Sacred Heart.

Parents, carers, pupils and members of the local community are asked to voice their opinions on the new move as part of the consultations, which will take place until December 20, along with two public meetings later this month.

The first of the two meetings will be on Monday November 27 at 7pm in Lawmuir Primary School, and the next held the following day on Tuesday November 28 at 7pm in Sacred Heart Primary.

“Council officers will be present to discuss the proposal and there will be an opportunity to ask questions,” assistant chief executive for education, youth and communities at the council, Gerry McCormick, said in his report to the committee. “To make sure that all issues are covered, advanced notice of specific questions of issues to be raised will be accepted in writing up to two days in advance of the meetings.”

Education committee convener councillor Frank McNally said: “Providing pupils with access to modern, high-quality educational facilities is a priority for the council and our investment under the Schools and Centres 21 programme underlines our commitment to doing this.”


Photo: Sacred Heart pupils on the school’s 60th anniversary

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