A tad late in posting this.
Glasgow City Council has been granted consent to close Stonedyke Primary, St Aidan’s and St Joan of Arc Schools, after providing further information about the educational benefits of the proposals.
Education Secretary Michael Russell today confirmed HMIE has assessed this informationand are now satisfied that the Council has reasonably addressed the concerns expressed in their original report regarding the educational aspects of the proposal.
Mr Russell said:
“The Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 put in place a robust and transparent process for any proposed school closure. I called in the proposals to close StonedykePrimary, St Aidan’s and St Joan of Arc schools to ensure that was followed in this case.
“Glasgow City Council has now provided further information about the educational impact of these proposals on pupils at all relevant schools.
“On the basis of that further information and advice from HMIE, I have now granted consent for Glasgow City Council to close the schools.
“Future cases will be considered on their individual merits.”