The new £34.9m Additional Support Needs (ASN) school being built in Waterside, Kirkintilloch, has been named WOODLAND VIEW SCHOOL.
The name for the new school, which is being built to replace Campsie View and Merkland schools, was picked following a consultation conducted by the interim parent council, involving families and staff of the two existing schools, East Dunbartonshire councillors, and Waterside Community Council.
Other names in the running were Antonine School, Collier’s Brae School and Kelvin Valley School but at the first time of asking there was no clear winner.
The two names that polled highest were then voted on again with the following result:
- Woodland View School 142 votes (61.5%)
- Kelvin Valley School 89 votes (38.5%)
Members of the Council’s Education Committee recently approved the name and Council Leader, Councillor Gordan Low said: “This is a big step forward and good news for the new school which is due for completion in May 2023.
"The interim parent council did a great job running the consultations and bringing together the views of the two school communities. Now that "Woodland View" has been selected, the new school has an identity that everyone can get behind in the months ahead."
Councillor Low met newly appointed Head Teacher for Woodland View School, Kay Hunter, and pupils from Merkland and Campsie View schools at the construction site of the new building to celebrate the latest milestone.
Ms Hunter said, “Woodland View is a lovely name for our new school and it was fantastic to take some of our young people along to see the progress being made on the construction. Even from the outside we can see just how bright and airy our learning areas will be and how much space we will have in our purpose built school. We are all very much looking forward to the day when the doors open to pupils next year – it’s very exciting!”