School consultations and closure proposals

Current school consultations

Gaelic Medium Catchment Area for Mount Pleasant Primary School

We are seeking the views of local communities on a proposal to establish a Gaelic Medium catchment area for Mount Pleasant Primary School, Thurso.

The views of parents, school pupils, the local community and others will be sought over a period extending from 4 June 2019 to 30 August 2019. A public meeting was held in Mount Pleasant Primary School on 25 June 2019

Read the proposal papers

Comments on the proposal should be submitted to Jacquelyn Jennett, Area Care and Learning Manager (North), Caithness House, Market Street, Wick KW14AB or by email to Education.Consultations@highland.gov.uk  or via the online form below:

Comment on the proposal for Mt Pleasant

Send your comments no later than Friday 30 August 2019.  

 

Stoer Primary School

We are looking for the views of local communities on the future of Stoer Primary School, which has been mothballed since July 2016.

We are proposing to discontinue the provision of education at Stoer Primary, and to reallocate its catchment area to Lochinver Primary School.  

The views of parents, school pupils, the local community and others will be asked for between 4 June and 30 August 2019.  A public meeting was held on 24 June 2019.

Stoer proposal papers

Comments on the proposal should be submitted to Norma Young, Area Care and Learning Manager, Fingal Centre, Portree IV51 9ES, or by email to education.consultations@highland.gov.uk  to arrive no later than Friday 30 August 2019. You can also use our online form below.

 Comment on the proposal for Stoer Primary

Uig Primary School

We are looking for the views of local communities on the future of Uig Primary School, which has been mothballed since July 2010.

We are proposing to discontinue the provision of education at Uig Primary, and to reallocate its catchment area to that of Kilmuir Primary School.  

The views of parents, school pupils, the local community and others will be asked for between 4 June 2019 and 30 August 2019.  A public meeting was held on 19 June 2019.

Uig proposal papers

Comments on the proposal should be submitted to Norma Young, Area Care and Learning Manager, Fingal Centre, Portree IV51 9ES, or by email to education.consultations@highland.gov.uk to arrive no later than Friday 30 August 2019.  You can also use our the online form below:

Comment on the proposal for Uig Primary

Altnaharra Primary School

Review of proposal to discontinue provision of education at Altnaharra primary school

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

The original consultation on the proposal ran from 27 August to 26 October 2018.

The Final Consultation Report was approved by the Care, Learning and Housing Committee (CLH) Committee on 29 May 2019, and by Highland Council on 27 June 2019. 

We have notified Scottish Ministers of our decision and provided them with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They have an 8 week period from the date of our decision (27 June 2019) to decide if they will intervene by issuing a call-in notice. Within the first 3 weeks of that 8 week period, they will take account of any relevant representations made to them by any person on whether the decision should be called in, or not called in, for review by a School Closure Review Panel.  All representations should be sent to the email address or the postal address below and the deadline for this is Thursday 18 July 2019. 

Anyone wishing to make a representation to the Scottish Ministers is asked to email schoolclosure@gov.scot or write to the School Infrastructure Unit, Scottish Government, 2-D (S) Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, by midnight 18 July 2019 at the latest.

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.

Final Paper and Appendices

Proposal to replace Tain Royal Academy, Craighill Primary, Knockbreck Primary and St. Duthus with a new 3-18 campus 

We have been seeking the views of local communities on a proposal to replace the following schools, Tain Royal Academy, Craighill Primary School, Knockbreck Primary School and St. Duthus Special School, with a new 3-18 campus on one of two possible sites, either the Tain Royal Academy site or the Craighill Primary site. The views of parents, the local community and others were sought over a period extending from 5 June 2018 to 4 September 2018. A public meeting was held on 18 June 2018 at Tain Royal Academy Community Campus.

Proposal Paper and Appendices

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

Gaelic Medium Catchment Area for Mallaig Primary School

We have been seeking the views of local communities on a proposal to establish a Gaelic Medium catchment area for Mallaig Primary School. The views of parents, school pupils, the local community and others were sought over a period extending from 4 February 2019 to 22 March 2019. A public meeting was held in Mallaig Primary School on 20 February 2019.

Proposal Paper and Appendices

The Public consultation period has now closed. We are currently reviewing all responses.

 

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