School's closure may be put on hold

AN AXE-THREATENED school made famous in hit film Gregory's Girl could be given a one-year stay of execution.

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North Lanarkshire Council officers have recommended that councillors vote to close Abronhill High and transfer pupils to Cumbernauld High. But they also suggest Abronhill stay open a further year.

The area's SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn said the one-year delay is not enough.

A consultation on the proposal drew an overwhelmingly negative res- ponse from the public.

Education Scotland – responsible for inspecting Scotland's schools – said the educational benefits of the closure plan were limited.

The council's learning and leisure services committee meet on February 6 to make a decision.

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