The Council’s Arguments
- Educational benefits through the design of the new school:
- Flexible indoor spaces
- Outdoor facilities that make use of the space
- External spaces to extend the learning environment
- Improved ICT facilities
- Improved facilities for pupils with additional support needs
- The build will result in reduced cost of delivery of education
- Reduced property costs due to, e.g., lower maintenance, better energy efficiency
- Reduced carbon emissions and improved sustainability.
See on the EDC website for a more detailed description of the above.
We believe that the proposed merger is flawed due to issues including but not limited to,
- Exacerbation of the existing traffic congestion around the school site increasing carbon emissions, etc.
- Delivery of improved educational benefit can be gained through improvements to the existing buildings without an estimated £9.2m new build cost.
- Smaller schools provide development benefits in addition to educational goals.
- The loss of Lenzie Primary School will have an adverse impact on local shops through loss of footfall.
- The centre of Lenzie will lose its identity.
- The argument that the school roll is falling is flawed, not least, due to the ongoing new build in Lenzie and Kirkintilloch.
- EDC’s arguments that the proposed merger will not cause increased traffic are flawed.
- The key to a good education experience are the teachers not the school.