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Green light for primary school name change

This article was first published on: 26 June 2017

Springhill and Auchenback Primary School in Barrhead to be renamed Hillview Primary School.

Hillview Primary School renamed

Springhill and Auchenback Primary, in Barrhead, will be renamed Hillview Primary School, after the plan was given the green light by Councillors.

The change will be introduced following high levels of support from across the school community.

A consultation process - which included assemblies, meetings and voting - showed that 80% of pupils, 65% of parents and 100% of staff wanted an alternative name.

The school will take a phased approach to changing the uniform, allowing children and parents to be involved in the design process.

This will also ensure that the cost of new clothes can be met by parents in a staged and more affordable manner. 

Three options were put forward by pupils for consideration, which were Barrhead Primary, Springhill Primary and Hillview Primary.

Each class compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for each of the suggestions before casting an individual pupil vote.

The Pupil Council supported the Head Teacher to review the advantages and disadvantages, before registering all votes.

I'm delighted that this fantastic school will now have its own unique identity. The pupils, and wider school community, have clearly expressed their wish for the school to be renamed. Changing the name to Hillview Primary is a great choice and I welcome this decision.
Councillor Paul O'Kane - Convener for Education

The children are excited about the new school name being in place for the start of the new session. Given the involvement our pupils had in deciding the name it will be a lasting legacy for all of them to look back on in the years ahead. Changing the school name provides us with a fantastic opportunity to forge ahead with our exciting plans for the future of the school as we aim to provide the very best opportunities for all our pupils to achieve their goals.
Headteacher - Jannette Black

Springhill Primary School and Auchenback Primary School merged in August 2012 to form one school. 

The name given to the newly merged school was Springhill and Auchenback Primary as a compromise solution following a lack of agreement at the time within the school community.


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