A mother has hit out at South Ayrshire Council after claiming that the new multi-million pound Maybole campus is not for everyone.

The new education centre will incorporate Carrick Academy, St Cuthbert's Primary School, and the new Culzean Primary School and Early Years Centre (formed from the amalgamation of Gardenrose and Cairn Primary schools), creating a learning environment for up to 1,370 pupils.

The school, which cost approximately £60 million, also features outdoor sports facilities, a changing pavilion and an indoor swimming pool which will be available for public use, and a replacement for Maybole Police Station.

However, one Maybole mother said that South Ayrshire Council should be "ashamed of themselves", and has claimed that her son and others will not be able to join in on the use of the new campus and its facilities, adding that it "excludes some of the most vulnerable children within the community".

Paula Hunter has said that there is a lack of care and provision for those with Special Educational Needs at the new campus.

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Paula told the Advertiser: "I can't help but feel anger and disappointment that the new campus is not inclusive for all and excludes some of the most vulnerable children within our community.

"My son is 10, he recently moved from mainstream school to a supported facility within another mainstream school.

"He has a longer commute than me each day, in a taxi with strangers, to allow him to access the education he deserves. And yet, here we have a new inclusive campus on our doorstep that excludes him.

"The new campus has taken the wider community, religion and many other factors into account when planning and financing the new site, but children with disabilities were never on South Ayrshire Council's agenda or list of priorities. 

"Whilst my son was attending mainstream school I was a member of the Parent Council and had the opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from South Ayrshire Council and contractors whilst the development was still at planning stage.

"Immediately, it was apparent that no SEN provision was planned."

Ms Hunter also claims that her worries had been "trivialised" by South Ayrshire Council after her questions went unanswered.

"I raised this point and was asked to put my concerns on a piece of card and this would be collected and collated with other's recommendations and concerns," Ms Hunter continued.

"Trivialising my query alongside those who were asking for a second rugby pitch, a trim trail in the playground and extra parking bays. 

"At a second consultation, again, there was no change to plans and still no SEN (special educational needs) provision. I broached the subject again and was given an email address to put my concerns in writing.

"I did this the day of the meeting.

"The public consultation was closed on April 20, 2018, my email still remains unanswered to date.

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"South Ayrshire Council should be ashamed of themselves. Continually failing to meet the basic outcomes of the Scottish Government GIRFEC policy.

"My son will now drive past this inclusive campus every day knowing he can't attend because he needs support in education.

"As a parent I'm tired of having to fight for my son's basic right, I'm tired of continually having to justify his needs, I'm tired of not being heard.

"But most of all, I'm tired of those in a position of authority within South Ayrshire Council continually putting finance and resources before the needs of children. 

"Not everyone within the Maybole community are rejoicing at the pending opening of the community campus."

Lyndsay McRoberts, Director of Education, said: "We have a range of provisions and supports to ensure that the needs of all children and young people in South Ayrshire can be met.

"This includes 3 primary school bases, 2 secondary schools bases, 2 special schools, outreach teams in mainstream schools and staff in all schools.

"South Ayrshire Council have continued to invest in school estate, including ASN provision, in the Girvan and South Carrick area. 

"This has resulted in a new special school at Invergarven,  refurbishment of Girvan Academy ASN base and investment in facilities at the current Girvan PS with a new build planned to open in the coming years.

"It is not possible to locate a specialist provision in each town in South Ayrshire and practice here, as is the case across Scotland, may involve transporting children to a nearby school. 

"If parents have concerns about transport or the support their child is receiving this can be raised with their child’s school or the Council through the complaints procedure."