May 4.

Yet again another consultative document has been issued by Strathclyde

region's education committee proposing to close Queen's Park Secondary

School in Glasgow's South Side. Why? Is there a vendetta against Queen's


After ''consulting'' with parents in three previous documents and

having been told categorically that there is a need for Queen's Park in

this area, the education committee now proposes to stop the intake of

Primary 7 pupils to Queen's Park in August.

The ruling Labour group has ignored the wishes of the parents of not

only Queen's Park but also those of Shawlands Academy, Stonelaw High

School, and all the associated primary schools.

We do not agree to the loss of educational resources in our area. We

do not agree to sending pupils to overcrowded and dangerous and

crumbling buildings. It is a violation of our children's rights.

With the inauguration of the school board and the sterling work of

Queen's Park staff, the outward trend of placing requests was reversed

in 1991. It is little wonder that, with successive documents being

issued in 1991, 1992, and now 1993, the S1 intake has again fallen.

We firmly believe that if the threat of closure were removed the

school roll would rise significantly, and we appeal to the regional

council to give us a chance to prove this.

G. McCord,


Queen's Park School Board,

32 Acredyke Road,