Category: schools

Schools definitely will close

Strikes that will close schools across Scotland are set to go ahead after a union rejected a new council pay deal earlier today. The Scottish government freed up £80m so local authority body Cosla could improve the offer, which would have included a rise of about £2,000 a year for the lowest paid. However, it […]

South Lanarkshire School Closures

Schools in South Lanarkshire are set to temporarily close later this month due to strike action. Unison has rejected the latest pay offer from employers ahead of strike action by school support staff, meaning schools will be closed from Tuesday to Thursday, September 26 to 28. Schools are already off Friday 22 and Monday 25th September due […]

Calderside Academy Exam Success

It has yet again been another very successful year for Calderside Academy pupils in their recent SQA Examinations. At all levels, pupils performed very well. S4 in particular have shown good improvement. In S4, 29 of pupils achieved passes in 7 National 5 subjects, 4 of whom achieved 7 A passes at this level. The […]

Good Luck to all Pupils

The school term resumes tomorrow, Wednesday 16th August 2023. Here’s wishing all Blantyre pupils the very best of luck as they embark on their nursery and school journeys. Especially wishing youngsters starting nursery, P1 and S1 all the best in their transition up. Finally not forgetting all the hard working teachers welcoming back pupils to […]

School Holidays 2023/24

Parents and pupils are getting ready for a new school term, which in South Lanarkshire, starts this Wednesday with a return to School. Here’s this year’s dates mapped out, including official school holidays: AUGUST 2023Tue 15th Aug 23 – In Service dayWed 16th Aug 23 – Pupils return to school SEPTEMBER 2023Fri 22nd Sep 23 […]

Need School Transport?

New term is starting next week. Does your child require transport for starting primary or secondary school? Parents should apply for free school transport as soon as possible. This allows South Lanarkshire Council time to make the necessary arrangements. Please note that you must make a separate application for each child using their online, secure […]

Exam Results: Help & Guidance

Thousands of young people across South Lanarkshire have received their exam results this week. And the message from South Lanarkshire Council is clear – regardless of whether or not the results are what you expected, support and help is available. Chair of the council’s Education Resources Committee, Councillor Lynsey Hamilton, said the other day: “Congratulations […]