Gaelic Medium Primary Education
Find out how about Gaelic Medium Primary Education and the support we offer.
East Renfrewshire is opening Gaelic Medium Primary Education (GMPE) provision in Thornliebank Primary School. This will welcome children in Primary 1 from August 2023 and will expand over coming years.
You can apply for your child to attend GMPE at Thornliebank Primary School starting in August 2023. Read our School Admissions page for details on how to apply.
Applications from outside of East Renfrewshire can be made using the Placing Request application process. Information about making a Placing Requests is available on our School Admissions page.
Enquiries about applications should be directed to the Admissions Team on 0141 577 3246 (Option 3 for School Admissions).
Applications for August 2024 will open in December 2023.
2023 Consultation on Establishing GMPS
The Education Department received a request for an assessment of the need for Gaelic Medium Education in the local authority area on 27 October 2021. The department has now completed a full assessment in line with the .
The Full Assessment Response recommends that the Education Department department take forward a learning provision for Gaelic Medium Primary Education for the beginning of school session 2023 / 2024.
The final report has now been published:
If you have any questions about the assessment, you can contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.