Published 28 September 2021
West Dunbartonshire Council is seeking residents’ views on plans to create a state of the art community campus in Faifley incorporating two primary schools, two early learning and childcare centres, an additional support needs base and a community facility.
Educational Services Committee approved the launch of the consultation on a campus proposal which will include St Joseph’s Primary co-located with Edinbarnet Primary; an Education Resource Centre; Auchnacraig and Lennox Early Learning and Childcare Centres; an additional support needs base; a community library and community space.
Plans for the new £28.86m education campus also have an external state of the art Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) for outdoor sports to enhance opportunities for physical activity among the pupils.
If approved, it will enhance learning for generations of children and young people.
The consultation will run for 32 days when schools are open to pupils from Thursday 30 September 2021 to Wednesday 17 November 2021 and two public meetings will be held to give residents, parents and carers the chance to give their views. The first meeting will be held online on Tuesday 5th October at 4pm and the next public meeting will be held the same day in St Joseph’s Primary at 7.00pm.
Convener of Educational Services, Councillor Karen Conaghan, said: “I know these plans will be welcomed by parents, carers and pupils across Faifley but we still need your feedback. This will be your school, built in your area, so we want to hear from you. Along with the new schools and early learning and childcare centre, we have included a new library and community space, which will be available for use by residents and is the first time in West Dunbartonshire we have combined a community campus within an educational campus . I want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to give their views on the location of the new campus which will be an asset to the whole community.”
Councillor Ian Dickson, Vice Convener of Educational Services, said: “I am delighted to see the plans for the new campus taking another step forward. This campus will see hundreds of children move into new buildings designed for them to learn and grow in a modern learning environment fit for 21st century education. I would encourage residents to come forward and share their views and help us deliver this fantastic new campus. Your views are really important to us, so if you have any views on the proposal, please let us know.”
The Proposal Document will be published on the Council’s website and copies will be available from the reception point at the following West Dunbartonshire Council buildings:
The Proposal Document is available in alternative formats or in translated form for those whose first language is not English. Please contact West Dunbartonshire Council, Educational Services on 01389737391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments and representations can also be made by calling 01389 737391 and by emailing email@example.com or in writing to Chief Education Officer, West Dunbartonshire Council, 16 Church Street, Dumbarton G82 1QL. Comments and representations should be received no later than Wednesday, 17 November 2021.
Feedback from the consultation and the appropriate recommendations will be presented to a future meeting of Educational Services Committee.