School consultations and closure proposals

Current school consultations

Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar

We are seeking the views of local communities on a proposal to establish a catchment area for Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar.  A public meeting was held at Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar, 6.30pm on 27 February 2018

Read the proposal

The public consultation period has now closed. We are currently considering the responses received.

Review of the proposal to Establish a new Primary School to serve the Ness Castle and Ness-side housing develpoments, Inverness

We have published the Final Consultation Report into our proposal to establish a new primary school to serve the Ness Castle and Ness-side housing developments.

The public consultation ran from 23 October 2017 to 1 December 2017.

The Final Consultation Report is to be submitted to the Highland Council's Care, Learning and Housing Committee on 30th May 2018.

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 to establish the new school offers educational benefits and should be implemeted. He has also concluded that the catchment area of the new school should be based on Caption Option B from the original Proposal Paper. He will recommend this to the Committee.

Full details of the reasons for the recommendation are contained within the Final Report and associated papers.

Final Report and appendices

Between now and 22 May 2018, members of the public are invited to provide comments which will be tabled at the meeting of the Care, Learning and Housing Committee. 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 Brian Porter, Head of Resources, Care and Learning Service, Highland Council Headquarters, Inverness IV3 5NX or by email to  Alternatively, you may submit comments on our online form below.

Comment online

Paper copies of the report and appendices are also available for inspection at the following locations:

  • Holm Primary School
  • Lochardil Primary School
  • Aldourie Primary School
  • Inverness Public Library
  • Highland Council Headquarters


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