Council to consider extending St Joseph's catchment area

Members of Argyll and Bute Council’s Community Services have agreed to begin statutory proceedings to consider the possibility of widening the catchment area of St Joseph’s Primary School.

The Council inherited the existing catchment boundary from Strathclyde Council in 1995. It covers most of the Helensburgh and Lomond area, with the exception of a corridor along the A82 from Glen Douglas to the boundary with West Dunbartonshire Council.

At a meeting held on Thursday, members agreed that a report on initiating the statutory process will be presented to elected members in the New Year.

Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “Things have moved on a great deal since the days of Strathclyde Council so it’s vital we consult with our communities to find out what their views are, and where they think the school boundary should be.”

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