New Build Additional Support Needs School

Following the Council decision to establish a new Additional Support Needs school in Kirkintilloch to replace Merkland & Campsie View School, we have begun detailed design and planning work for the new school. It is expected the school will be opened in school session 2022/23. 

The design team will work on a detailed building design with consultation with stakeholders.  

At a meeting on 12 September 2019, the presentation below was presented to the parents of both schools.

Welcome Presentation

Nominations for members of the Interim Parent Council close on Friday 20 September.  Once nominations are received, then a vote will be performed by the parents to select members of the Interim Parent Council.

ASN Workshop 1  Wednesday 2 October 2019 3pm to 8pm - Merkland School 
ASN Workshop 2  Wednesday 23 October 2019 3pm to 8pm - Campsie View School 
ASN Final Workshop Wednesday 13 November 2019  3pm to 8pm - Merkland School 

The link below will give the pre consultation documents:

Proposal to Close Campsie View and Merkland Schools, and Establish a New Build Additional Support Needs School in Kirkintilloch

2 October 2019 - Workshop

The Interim Parent Council of the new ASN school met on Wednesday 2nd October in Merkland School to participate in a workshop with the Design Architects.  This session we focused on:

Understanding the key adjacencies, key accommodation features, an interactive workshop on the classroom clusters and discussed what will be covered over the future scheduled workshops. Below is the presentation and some photos of the output of the interactive workshop. These are not finalised, but examples of the work the Interim Parent Council have undertaken.

View workshop presentation


23 October 2019 - Workshop

Workshop 2 for the new ASN School met on Wednesday 23rd October in Campsie View School.  The workshops were held with the school staff from Merkland and Campsie View in the afternoon and then the evening session with the Interim Parent Council.
These sessions focused on:
Update of the briefing process, Presentation of Classroom Clusters discussed in Workshop 1 and the 'Lets Create the School' interactive session.