School consultations

Current school consultations

Catchment Boundary for Inverlochy Primary School and Lundavra Primary School

We want the views of local communities on a proposed change to the catchment boundary between Inverlochy Primary School and Lundavra Primary School. The change is being proposed to take account of a new housing development being built across the existing boundary.

The views of parents, the local community and others will be sought over a period extending from 6 February 2017 to 23 March 2017. A public meeting will be held on 8 March 2017 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers, Lochaber House, Fort William.

Proposal papers

Comments on the proposal should be submitted to Ian Jackson, Education Officer, Area Care and Learning Office, Camaghael Hostel, Fort William, PH33 7NE, or by email to CLLochaberAdmin@highland.gov.uk to arrive no later than Thursday 23 March 2017.

Dunvegan Primary School

We have published the Final Consultation Report into our proposal to replace the current Dunvegan Primary School building with a new school building located at Lonmore.
The consultation ran from 7 November 2016 to 19 December 2016 and attracted responses from parents, pupils, residents and other interested parties.
The Final Consultation Report is to be submitted to the Education, Children and Adult Services (ECAS) Committee on 1 March 2017.
The Director of Care and Learning has reviewed:

  • All of the submissions
  • The note of the meeting
  • And the Education Scotland report

After carrying out the above review, the Director has concluded the proposal offers educational benefits and should be implemented.  He will recommend this to the Committee.
Full details of the reasons for the recommendation are contained within the Final Report and associated papers.
Between now and 28 February 2017, members of the public are invited to provide comments which will be tabled at the ECAS Committee meeting. This will allow Elected Members to take into account any further representations in relation to the recommendation contained within the Consultation Report before agreeing a decision.
You are invited to forward any written comments on the consultation report to Mrs Norma Young, Area Care and Learning Manager, Care & Learning Service, The Fingal Centre, Portree, IV51 9ET, or by email to CL.SkyeAdmin@highland.gov.uk to arrive no later than Tuesday 28 February 2017.  
 

Paper copies are also available for inspection at the Portree Public Library and at Dunvegan Primary School.

Dunvegan primary School papers

Review of proposal to discontinue education  at Black Isle Education Centre

We have published our Final Consultation Report into our proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Kinbrace Primary School.
The original consultation on the proposal ran from 30 May to 24 August 2016 and attracted responses from parents, pupils, residents and other interested parties.
The Final Consultation Report is to be submitted to the Education, Children and Adult Services (ECAS) Committee on 1 March 2017.
The Director of Care and Learning has reviewed:

  • All of the submissions;
  • The note of the meeting;
  • And the Education Scotland report

And has had special regard to:

  • Alternatives to closure;
  • The community impact;
  • And the impact of travelling arrangements

After carrying out the above review, the Director has concluded the proposal to close The Black Isle Education Centre offers educational benefits and should be implemented.  He will recommend this to the Committee.
After reviewing the consultation responses and the report from Education Scotland, The Director has also concluded that the specialised support offered by the Centre should continue as part of the overall range of supports provided to pupils with SEBN, and be offered from a new location.  The Council has identified the former Killen Primary School, located a few miles from the BIEC, as a suitable location. Full details of the reasons for the recommendation are contained within the Final Report and associated papers, which can be accessed using the link below.
Between now and 28 February 2017, members of the public are invited to provide comments which will be tabled at the ECAS Committee meeting. This will allow Elected Members to take into account any further representations in relation to the recommendation contained within the Consultation Report before agreeing a decision.
You are invited to forward any written comments on the consultation report to Mr Derek Martin, Area Care and Learning Manager, Highland Council Offices, 84 High Street, Dingwall IV15 9QN, or by email to cl.adminmid@highland.gov.uk to arrive no later than Tuesday 28 February 2017.
 

final report and papers

Kinbrace Primary School

We have published our Final Consultation Report into our proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Kinbrace Primary School.

The original consultation on the proposal ran from 30 May to 24 August 2016 and attracted responses from parents, pupils, residents and other interested parties.

The Final Consultation Report is to be submitted to the Education, Children and Adult Services (ECAS) Committee on 26 January 2017.

The Director of Care and Learning has reviewed:

  • All of the submissions
  • The note of the meeting
  • The Education Scotland report

And has had special regard to:

  • Alternatives to closure
  • The community impact
  • The impact of travelling arrangements

After carrying out the above review, the Director has concluded the proposal to close Kinbrace Primary School offers educational benefits and should be implemented. He will recommend this to the Committee.

Full details of the reasons for the recommendation are contained within the Final Report and associated papers, which can be accessed using the link below.

Between now and 9 January 2017, members of the public are invited to provide comments which will be tabled at the ECAS Committee meeting. This will allow Elected Members to take into account any further representations in relation to the recommendation contained within the Consultation Report before agreeing a decision.

You are invited to forward any written comments on the consultation report to Barry Northedge, Area Quality Improvement Manager, Highland Council Offices, Drummuie, Golspie, KW10 6TA or by email to  CL-CRM.Sutherland@highland.gov.uk to arrive not later than 9 January 2017.

Kinbrace Primary consulation papers

Paper copies are also available for inspection at the Helmsdale, Golspie and Bettyhill Public Libraries, and at the Highland Council Offices at Drummuie, Golspie.

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