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City plans a dedicated Gaelic school

posted 14 Dec 2009, 07:18 by David Rintoul   [ updated 14 Dec 2009, 07:31 ]

A dedicated Gaelic school could be created in the Capital under plans being considered by education chiefs.

A new report reveals that growing numbers of children studying the language will mean the current Gaelic unit in Tollcross Primary will become too small by 2011.

The council is considering a number of options to expand provision, including converting Tollcross Primary into a dedicated Gaelic school by sending its non-Gaelic pupils to other schools, or by setting up a brand new school dedicated to the language.

One option which has been mooted is to turn Bonnington Primary, which has been lying empty since the council closed it a year ago, into a Gaelic school.

However, it would cost around £2.8 million to refurbish and equip the school at a time when the council is proposing school closures across the estate.

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