School consultations and closure proposals

Current school consultations

Gaelic Medium Catchment Area for Mount Pleasant Primary School

Review of the proposal to establish a Gaelic medium catchment for Mount Pleasant Primary School

We have published the Final Consultation Report into our proposal to establish a Gaelic Medium catchment area for Mount Pleasant Primary School.
The public consultation ran from 4 June to 30 August 2019.
The Final Consultation Report is to be submitted to the Highland Council’s Care, Learning and Housing Committee on 5 December 2019.

The Council has reviewed:

  • all of the submissions;
  • the note of the meeting;
  • and the Education Scotland report;

After carrying out the above review, officials have concluded the proposal offers educational benefits and should be implemented. We will recommend this to the Committee.
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.
Between now and 3 December 2019, 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.

Comments on the proposal should be made by post, email or through our online forms. 

e-mail

Make a comment online

Comments made by post should be addressed to:

Jacquelyn Jennett - Area Care and Learning Manager (North),
Caithness House,
Market Street,
Wick KW14AB

Comments should be received no later than 3 December 2019.

The Final Report and associated papers can be viewed here:

Mount Pleasant proposal papers

Paper copies are available for inspection at Mount Pleasant Primary School and at the Thurso Public Library.


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:

Stoer proposal papers

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


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:

Uig proposal papers

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 are now considering the responses received.

 

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