Notre Dame Primary School Ballot
Notre Dame Primary School is in the West End of Glasgow. It is a feeder primary school to Notre Dame High school.
Notre Dame Primary School took a ballot of parents in Spring 2017. The ballot was for a Notre Dame High consultation.
The ballot was independently verified. One vote per family was allowed. The count was independently witnessed. The outcome was overwhelming.
76% of all families a Notre Dame Primary school responded in the ballot.
87% of the families that responded voted in favour of a consultation.
Glasgow City Council advised the Notre Dame Primary to gather more local support before it would consider a consultation. This led to the formation of NDH4All. NDH4All contacted the parent councils of surrounding schools.
Support for a consultation was overwhelming. All local parent councils bar one confirmed their support for a consultation.
The Archdiocese also confirmed it is supportive of a consultation.
In July 2017, the Group submitted an evidence package to Glasgow City Council. We requested that GCC consider a Notre Dame High consultation on co-education.
In November 2017, Education Services rejected our request for a consultation.
The campaign group worked hard to raise awareness. First of all speaking to councillors. Also we got extensive media coverage. We gathered community support. In just three weeks, the NDH4ALL campaign group gathered over 1,800 signatures in a petition. These are from Glasgow residents who support a consultation. This is clear evidence of the desire for change in Glasgow.
In February 2018, Glasgow City Council announced there would be a consultation. This is on the entry criteria at Notre Dame High School.
Glasgow City Council committed to hold a consultation in Spring 2019.
The consultation ran from 18th March to 26th May 2019
The results from the Consultation survey have now been shared by Education Services.
The good news is that Option 3 (Change to be a co-educational denominational secondary school and alter the catchment area) received the majority of votes with 45.7% of the vote.
The bad news is that the Notre Dame for Girls campaign is claiming victory by adding the Option 1 and Option 2 totals together to claim 53.6% of the vote.
You still have time to influence the decision by emailing your local Councillor to tell them why Notre Dame High should be made co-ed.
It just needs a couple of sentences from you to remind Councillors co-education is the change that Glaswegians vote for.
If you are unsure of your local Councillor you can use the Glasgow website below to find Councillor, party and email address
We know that many parents at the high school, the primary school and in the local community would like to see change.
This is your chance to shape the future. We can make a positive change for boys and girls in Glasgow and Scotland.
Let Glasgow City Council know your views. Let’s give girls the right to co-education. Likewise, give boys the right to go to their local school. Above all, show that you support equality for all children.