A Glasgow high school that is full to the brim is set to get six new classrooms to cope with rising pupil numbers. 

All  S1 placing requests to St Andrew’s secondary school in the East End had to be refused as a result of demand from families living in the area. 

The school’s intake for the catchment area, which includes Easterhouse, Cranhill, Wellhouse and other neighbourhoods, increased to 380 youngsters this year. 

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To help tackle the issue, a planning application has been lodged to build four temporary school buildings and a footpath. 

The buildings are to provide six classrooms and one staff room. They will be used by the school’s English department for all year groups. 

A Glasgow City Council spokesperson said: “The intake for the catchment area has increased to 380 this year and this will have an impact for the next few years which is why we need the additional teaching spaces.

"Due to the increase in capacity the school has had to decline all placing requests to S1 this year.”

The schools’ current capacity is 1,800 pupils. 

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Glasgow City Council is considering the planning application for the new temporary buildings, which was submitted by firm Amey. 

The spokesperson added: “School roll projections for the school have indicated a rise in the pupil numbers over the next couple of years so the temporary accommodation will meet this increase.”

Scottish Government figures show the Catholic school had a roll of 1,746 in September 2020 with the capacity then stated as 1,700.