The local community, and parents and carers with children at Bargarran Primary School and St John Bosco’s Primary School and Nursery, are being invited to have their say on plans for a new shared campus school and nursery.

Bargarran St John Bosco

The information event takes place on Tuesday 8 March from 2pm until 8pm at Erskine Library in Bridgewater Place.

The new building will be constructed on the site of the existing schools which will be demolished. Preparatory work on the site is due to start this summer with the new £14.5million shared campus school and nursery expected to open in 2018.

The new Bargarran/St John Bosco shared campus is part of Renfrewshire Council’s drive to improve local schools and promote learning and achievement by giving children the best possible environment.

Councillor Jacqueline Henry, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Education and Children Policy Board, said, “We are investing £53million not just in school buildings but in the future of our children and young people.

“In January work started on the £4million refurbishment of the existing Mossvale Primary School and Nursery and St James’ Primary School shared campus. And next week sees work start on the new £5million St Fergus’ Primary School.

“The ‘Renfrewshire Way’ is to involve the people who will use our facilities in their design so that the end result meets their needs. I would to invite as many parents and carers as possible to attend the information event and have an input into this fantastic new school.”

More information is available from Joe Verrecchia, Project Manager, on 0141 618 6164. The community will have a further opportunity to comment on the proposals when the council submits a formal planning application.