School built less than four years ago needs extension to hold more pupils

Builders finished constructing the £7.5m Carntyne Primary in October 2018.

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A Glasgow primary school built less than four years ago already needs a new extension to be constructed to hold more pupils.

Builders finished constructing the £7.5m Carntyne Primary in October 2018 and handed it over to the council.  

Now, an extension is to be built to provide four extra classrooms and more toilets at the East End school on Redford Street, to cope with growing demand.

The construction of Carntyne primary – designed for 231 pupils – and another school at Blairdardie were partially funded by the Scottish Government.

The council is also set to develop an extension to St Paul’s High School, and the combined cost of the work there and at Carntyne Primary is predicted to be £8m. 

A paper due to go before the council’s city administration committee on Thursday said: “In the period since opening the new schools, the demographics of the catchment area for Carntyne Primary School have changed and an increased demand for primary school places has now required the extension of the school at Carntyne.”

Councillors will decide whether to approve further details relating to the extension project at the meeting on June 9. 

Planning permission has already been granted for the extension and pupils and staff are expected to remain at school while building work takes place. 

A design statement submitted as part of the planning process, said: “The original development of Carntyne Primary School offers a community facility that is well integrated within the urban fabric of this residential area.

“As originally planned for, an extension on the western edge of the school, with an addition of four classrooms, is deemed necessary going forward.”

Gartcraig Community Council expressed support for the extension and said it would help tackle “any crowding issues” in the school and extra toilets will “allow a more comfortable learning experience for pupils.”

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