Glasgow Gaelic School expands to meet growing demand

School pupil Glasgow Gaelic School caters for pre-school, primary and secondary pupils

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Glasgow Gaelic School is to refurbish mothballed classrooms to keep up with a growing demand for places.

The work, at the school's Woodside Campus, in the city's west end, will be carried out with the aid of a £200,000 grant from the Scottish government.

The first Gaelic School opened in Glasgow in 1999 for primary pupils and relocated to the site of the former Woodside Secondary School in 2006.

It now provides education for pre-school, primary and secondary pupils.

Gaelic Minister Alasdair Allan announced Scottish government support for the classroom refurbishments during a visit to the school on Thursday.

'Vibrant future'

"Opening up these classrooms once again, is a clear indication of the increasing popularity of Gaelic medium education in the city," he said.

"Woodside campus is thriving, with more pupils through the doors and the local community using the new sports facilities.

"The council and the city's Gaelic community as a whole can be very proud of the school and the contribution it is making to a sustainable and vibrant future for Gaelic nationally."

Head teacher Donalda McComb added: "The school has continued to expand and develop since it opened in 2006 with an increasing number of pupils enrolling year on year.

"We also welcome the funding to support the refurbishment of additional classrooms as this will ensure continued growth of the school in a quality learning environment."

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