School consultations and closure proposals

Current school consultations

Gaelic Medium Catchment Area for Mount Pleasant Primary School

We have been 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 were sought over a period extending from 4 June 2019 to 30 August 2019. A public meeting was held at Mount Pleasant Primary School on 25 June 2019

 

The public consultation period is now closed.  We will shortly be seeking the views of Education Scotland.


 

Stoer Primary School

We have been seeking the views of local communities on the future of Stoer Primary School, which has been mothballed since July 2016
The Council is proposing to discontinue the provision of education at Stoer Primary, and to reallocate its catchment area to that of Lochinver Primary School.  

The views of parents, school pupils, the local community and others were sought over a period extending from 4 June 2019 to 30 August 2019.  A public meeting was held on 24 June 2019 in Rhu Stoer Hall.

The Proposal Paper and Appendices can be found via the link below:

The public consultation period has now closed.  We will shortly be consulting with Education Scotland.

 


Uig Primary School

We have been seeking the views of local communities on the future of Uig Primary School, which has been mothballed since July 2010.
The Council is 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 were sought over a period extending from 4 June 2019 to 30 August 2019. 

The Proposal Paper and Appendices can be found via the link below:

A public meeting was held on 19 June 2019, a copy of the minutes can be found below:

Meeting Minute

The public consultation period has now closed.  We will shortly be consulting with Education Scotland.  

 


Review of proposal to establish a 3-18 Campus in Tain replacing Tain Royal Academy, Craighill Primary School, Knockbreck Primary School and St. Duthus School

We have published our Final Consultation Report into our proposal to establish a 3-18 Campus in Tain, to be constructed at a site adjacent to the present Craighill Primary School.

The original consultation on the proposal ran from 5 June to 4 September 2018.

The Final Consultation Report was approved by the Care, Learning and Housing Committee (CLH) Committee on 21 August 2019 and by Highland Council on 5 September 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 (5 September 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 Wednesday 25 September 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 25 September 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.

Proposal Paper and Appendices


 

 

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