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Change of name approved for Lourdes Primary School

Published Thursday 18 November 2021

Lourdes Primary School will now be known as Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School following consultation with pupils, parents and school staff to reflect the long-standing relationship and links the school has with their local parish.

The name change was approved by elected members at the City Administration Committee on Thursday 18 November and who agreed with the school community who had asked for the modification to the school name.

The popular school situated in the Cardonald area of the city, and originally named after the town in France with strong links to the Patron, consulted with families, pupils and school staff and got an overwhelming positive response to add the Catholic Patron to the existing school name.

Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills & Early Years presented the paper on behalf of the school and said today: "I know the school community will be delighted with this decision as they have advocated for the school name modification through discussion and engagement with their families and staff.

"The new name reflects the strong local parish links and celebrates the original links with the French town of Lourdes."

Maureen Simpson, Headteacher of Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School said: "This is wonderful news for our school and our school community will be so pleased.

"The modification of the school name has been discussed for a number of years but in the last two years of reflection during the pandemic it was something that school staff and pupils have felt very strongly about the desire for the Patron to be part of our school."

You can read the committee report here

Published Thursday 18 November 2021

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