St. Andrew’s primary school is a co-educational Roman Catholic primary school for all stages from P1-P7. Its catchment area lies in the Craigmarloch, Dullatur, Westerwood, Carrickstone and Castlecary areas of Cumbernauld.
Our school is located on a site which accommodates both a non-denominational (Cumbernauld Primary School) and a Roman Catholic school. Each school has its own educational wing comprising of teaching bases and activity areas with associated pupil entrances, toilets and cloakrooms. The central core areas are designed for use by each school on a pro rata basis and also for community use.
The building is designed to be wholly compatible with the needs of disabled persons with lift installation, ramps and disabled toilets.
Both schools have the best of facilities and resources to meet the needs of the 5-14 curriculum and to allow both pupils and staff to work in pleasant and appropriate surroundings. The school is built on two floors. The layout is semi-open plan with provision to separate adjoining classes by use of folding partitions.
The central core of the school consists of gymnasium/assembly hall, conference/audio visual area and two noisy/quiet areas and a library.
Included in the external environment is a state of the art full size synthetic playing field capable of accommodating most sports due to the material used, a changing pavilion and a tarmac play area.
Renewable energy is utilized through the very latest innovation methods in accordance with education department requirements and government initiatives. These include a wind turbine and solar panels.
A third of the costs of the initiative have been granted by the Scottish Power Green Energy Trust.
St. Andrew’s has a capacity of 320 pupils. Nursery provision provides places for 50 children in the morning and 40 children in the afternoon.
Parents should note that the working capacity of the school will vary dependent upon the number of pupils at each stage and the way in which the classes are organised.
At present the school roll is 351 which includes 90 nursery children.
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