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Council to review Fort William school provision (15/01/09)
Highland Councillors are to review the future needs for pre-school and primary education provision within the Greater Fort William area.
As part of the overall project, some of the options to be examined will be the amalgamation of:
• Fort William Primary and Upper Achintore Primary;
• Caol Primary and Banavie Primary; and
• Fort William RC Primary and Lochyside RC Primary.
The project will also consider how the development of a dedicated Gaelic school for the Greater Fort William area will be achieved.
Members of the Education Culture and Sport Committee approved the need to appoint external consultants to co-ordinate a report to be considered by the Education Culture and Sport Committee on 21 May 2009.
If the project is successful, the Committee believe it could prove a model to be progressed in other communities in the Highlands.
Councillor Michael Foxley, Leader of the Council’s Administration, said: “We want to finally action and develop new primary schools, with full community facilities for our local children.”