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About the Education Department

About our schools

In East Renfrewshire, all schools are organised into seven clusters containing a secondary school, associated primaries and nursery facilities. Schools in these clusters work together to ensure a high quality of education for children and young people.

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Working together in school clusters is important to ensure that when children transfer from nursery to primary or from primary to secondary education, the transition is as smooth as possible, and that children continue to progress.

Our Education Department provides an education service for the local area through:

  • seven secondary schools
  • twenty-three primary schools (ten of which have nursery classes)
  • nine family centres
  • one school for children with additional support needs

This area is recognised as having a high-achieving Education Department, and many of our services are considered the best in Scotland.

We are committed to continuous improvement, in order to further our priorities of inclusion, ambition, achievement and progress for all.

Please use the links on the left of this page to find out more about our local schools.

Education Scotland inspection reports for our schools and pre-five establishments are available on the Education Scotland website.

This is a list of the schools in their clusters Cluster Schools
Name of Cluster and Secondary SchoolPrimary Schools
BarrheadCarlibar Primary
Cross Arthurlie Primary
Hillview Primary
EastwoodCrookfur Primary
Mearns Primary *
Neilston Primary
Uplawmoor Primary
Mearns CastleCalderwood Lodge Primary
Eaglesham Primary
Kirkhill Primary
Mearns Primary *
St Luke'sSt John's Primary
St Mark's Primary
St Thomas' Primary
St Ninian'sOur Lady of the Missions Primary
St Cadoc's Primary 
St Clare's Primary
St Joseph's Primary
WilliamwoodBusby Primary
Carolside Primary
Netherlee Primary
WoodfarmBraidbar Primary
Giffnock Primary
Thornliebank Primary

(* Mearns Primary school is the exception where most of its catchment is associated with Eastwood High School and the remainder with Mearns Castle High School).

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