School consultations and closure proposals

Closed school consultations

Achfary Primary School

On 15 December 2016, the Council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Achfary Primary School, re-assigning the school's catchment area to Scourie Primary School.

Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. The Highland Council received confirmation on 25 January 2017 that the Council could implement its decision to close Achfary Primary School.

Black Isle Education Centre

On 9 March 2017, the Council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at the Black Isle Education Centre.

Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. The Highland Council received confirmation on 3 May 2017 that the Council could implement its decision to close the Black Isle Education Centre.

Although the Centre will lose its status as a school with immediate effect, it will continue to offer part-time support to young people until such time as a replacement facility is available to provide this service.  The former Killen Primary School has been identified as a suitable location for this facility.

Dalwhinnie Primary School

Dalwhinnie Final Report

On 8 September, the council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Dalwhinnie Primary School, re-assigning the school's catchment area to Newtonmore Primary School.

Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. The Highland Council received confirmation on 2 November 2016 that the Council’s decision to close Dalwhinnie Primary School has not been called in by Ministers.

Dunvegan Primary School - Relocation

A proposal to relocate Dunvegan Primary School to a new building received approval from The Highland Council on 9 March 2017.

Members of the Council agreed that the school should be re-located to a new build at Lonmore, less than a mile from its current location.  The new site offers the opportunity for the school to be co-located with planned new community facilities.

Inverasdale and Poolewe Primary School

Inverasdale documents

Kinbrace Primary School

On 9 March 2017, the Council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Kinbrace Primary School, dividing the school's catchment area between those of Helmsdale and Melvich Primary Schools.
Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. The Highland Council received confirmation on 26 April 2017 that the Council could implement its decision to close Kinbrace Primary School.

Kinbrace Primary consultation papers

Strontian Primary School

We have published a final report on our proposal to improve the accommodation at Strontian Primary School.

Strontian Final Report

Skye - Former Merger Proposals

This proposal was called in by Scottish Ministers and referred to the School Closure Review Panel on 1 May 2015.  The School Closure Review Panel subsequently refused consent to the proposal.

 

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