Schools

North Kelvinside Primary … name chosen for new school off Queen Margaret Drive

By Ellen Thomson at

Aname has been chosen for the new school being built off Queen Margaret Drive and Maryhill Road.

North Kelvinside Primary was named following a public vote.

More than 2,500 votes were cast by members of the local community and people with links to the area.

Image of the new school

North Kelvinside Primary

It is being built on the site of the former North Kelvinside Secondary School.

The new name reflects the historical ties to the location.

The breakdown of the vote was:

* North Kelvinside Primary 44.4%

* Queen Margaret Primary 31.2%

* Belhaven Primary 24.4%

Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills and Early Years said: “North Kelvinside Primary will be a wonderful new school for the local children to attend.

“The name is clearly held in high esteem in the local area and in the north of Glasgow and I love the fact that a little bit of the old school is being embraced by the new school community.

“Our next step will be for the local nursery and school children to help design the new school badge – this will be an exciting opportunity for them to help shape the plans for the school they could potentially be attending.

“Thanks to everyone who took part in the school name vote and I know that we are all looking forward to seeing North Kelvinside Primary School open to children and staff.”

The school is being built to meet the future demand for primary pupils in the area.

It was due for completion by August 2021 but this will now be delayed as construction sites are shut during the current pandemic.

The new non-denominational school will have sports facilities for the community in the area.

The site is bounded by Queen Margaret Drive, Maryhill Road and Kelvinside Avenue.

Before the vote, it was reported that many residents believed the school should be named Maryhill Primary because of its location in Maryhill.