Name chosen for new Kirkintilloch primary school

Naming of new Kirkintilloch school
Naming of new Kirkintilloch school

More than two hundred people recently voted in a poll to decide upon the name of a new primary in Kirkintilloch - and the results are now in.

The new £8m school being built to replace St Flannan’s and St Agatha’s primaries as part of East Dunbartonshire Council’s controversial Primary School Improvement Programme (PSIP) will be called Holy Trinity Primary.

It was picked following a consultation by the interim parent council with both school communities, local councillors and church representatives.

An initial shortlist was narrowed down to two potential names - St Fancis of Assisi and Holy Trinity - with the winner receiving 118 votes (58 per cent) compared to 85 votes (42 per cent) for the runner-up.

The name has received approval from the Archdiocese.

The council’s Education Committee convener, Councillor Maureen Henry, said: “This is a significant milestone in the life of the new school as work progresses on site towards opening in Spring 2017.

“Now that the school has a name and an emerging identity, both school communities can get behind it as they continue to work together during this transition time.”

Councillor Henry met pupils from each school with local councillors at the construction site of the new school to celebrate the news.