Families have said they face splitting their children between different schools or moving home after a council miscalculated the number of places needed for pupils.

Dargavel Primary in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, opened last year with a capacity of 548.

Renfrewshire Council then admitted as many as 1,500 primary school places might be needed after a planning error.

The council has apologised but parents say they have been left “devastated”.

People living in the newbuild village of Dargavel say they warned Renfrewshire Council for years that the delayed primary school was going to be too small.

report commissioned by the local authority in 2017 suggests that plans to add 1,400 homes to the development on the site of a former munitions factory would result in 854 primary school places being needed.

Last year, council officials admitted “significant errors” had been made with its forecasts and between 1,100 and 1,500 primary school age places would now be needed in this area over the next decade.

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