THE school that featured in the film Gregory’s Girl is to close after ministers upheld a local council decision to transfer pupils to another school.
• Ministers uphold local council decision to close school made famous by 1981 film Gregory’s Firl
• Abronhill High School pupils will be transferred to Cumbernauld High
North Lanarkshire Council plans to shut Abronhill High School and send students to Cumbernauld High, where a new school building will be built on the premises.
The Scottish Government called in the decision amid some local opposition, but a review has now concluded that the proposals should go ahead.
Jim Logue, convener of learning and leisure services at the council, said: “I welcome the Scottish Government’s decision and I am delighted that their review has found that our proposals will provide immediate educational benefits from merging the two schools.
“I have sympathy for parents and pupils involved who have expressed concerns about the impact of these changes.
“However, I would like to reassure them that we have considerable experience in successfully managing transitional arrangements. Time and time again our research has found that parents and pupils in similar circumstances report greatly enhanced educational and extra-curricular experiences in follow up reviews.”
The 1981 film Gregory’s Girl is a coming-of-age comedy starring John Gordon Sinclair and Clare Grogan.
Some scenes were filmed outside Abronhill High.