Cambuslang school set for £4.3m extension

A Cambuslang school is set to have its capacity increased by a third after South Lanarkshire Council announced plans for a £4.39 million extension.

The local authority said that the project would ensure the school grows to meet the anticipated demand in the Newton community growth area (CGA), which is being developed as part of the Glasgow city region deal.

The council has already spent £170,000 in design work, with the plans allowing for the number of classrooms to increase to 21 – meaning the school roll could grow from the current 489 pupils to a new capacity of 630.

South Lanarkshire Council’s education resources chair, councillor Katy Loudon, said, “The Newton CGA area has proven very popular with young families and I am delighted that we are now in a position to take forward proposals to extend the primary school.

“All being well this will be completed by August of next year, ensuring Newton Farm Primary School will be bigger but also still at the very high standards we have developed at all our secondary and primary schools across South Lanarkshire.”