School consultations and closure proposals

Closed school consultations

Gaelic Medium Catchment Area for Mount Pleasant Primary School

On 9 December, the Highland Council agreed to the creation of a Gaelic Medium catchmentt area for Mount Pleasant Primary School

Mount Pleasant proposal papers


Achfary Primary School

On 15 December 2016, the Council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Achfary Primary School, re-assigning the school's catchment area to Scourie Primary School.

Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. The Highland Council received confirmation on 25 January 2017 that the Council could implement its decision to close Achfary Primary School.


Black Isle Education Centre

On 9 March 2017, the Council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at the Black Isle Education Centre.

Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. The Highland Council received confirmation on 3 May 2017 that the Council could implement its decision to close the Black Isle Education Centre.

Although the Centre will lose its status as a school with immediate effect, it will continue to offer part-time support to young people until such time as a replacement facility is available to provide this service.  The former Killen Primary School has been identified as a suitable location for this facility.


Dalwhinnie Primary School

On 8 September, the council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Dalwhinnie Primary School, re-assigning the school's catchment area to Newtonmore Primary School.

Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. The Highland Council received confirmation on 2 November 2016 that the Council’s decision to close Dalwhinnie Primary School has not been called in by Ministers.

Dalwhinnie final report


Dunvegan Primary School - Relocation

A proposal to relocate Dunvegan Primary School to a new building received approval from The Highland Council on 9 March 2017.

Members of the Council agreed that the school should be re-located to a new build at Lonmore, less than a mile from its current location.  The new site offers the opportunity for the school to be co-located with planned new community facilities.


Inverasdale and Poolewe Primary School

Final report and associated papers


Inverlochy and Lundavra Primary School

On 7 September 2017 the council agreed to implement a change to the catchment boundary between Inverlochy Primary School and Lundavra Primary School.

Final report and associated papers


Kinbrace Primary School

On 9 March 2017, the Council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Kinbrace Primary School, dividing the school's catchment area between those of Helmsdale and Melvich Primary Schools.
Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. The Highland Council received confirmation on 26 April 2017 that the Council could implement its decision to close Kinbrace Primary School.

Consultation papers


Strontian Primary School

We have published a final report on our proposal to improve the accommodation at Strontian Primary School.

Final report


Skye - Former Merger Proposals

This proposal was called in by Scottish Ministers and referred to the School Closure Review Panel on 1 May 2015.  The School Closure Review Panel subsequently refused consent to the proposal.


Gaelic Medium Catchment Areas for the Portree ASG

On 10 May 2018, the Highland Council agreed to the creation of Gaelic Medium catchment areas for the Portree ASG.

Final report and associated papers


Establishment of a new primary school to serve the Ness Castle and Ness-side housing developments, Inverness

On 28 June 2018, the Highland Council agreed to establish a new primary school in Inverness, to serve the Ness Castle and Ness-side housing developments.  The Council also agreed the boundaries of the new school’s catchment area.

Final report and associated papers


Catchment Area for Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar

On 25 October 2018, the Highland Council agreed to the creation of a catchment area for Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar.

Final report and associated papers


Ullapool Primary School Gaelic Medium Catchment

On 27 June 2019, the Highland Council agreed to the creation of a Gaelic Medium catchment area for Ullapool Primary School.

Final report and associated papers


Altnaharra Primary School

On 27 June 2019, the Council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Altnaharra Primary School, dividing the school's catchment area between those of Tongue, Farr and Lairg Primary Schools.

Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. The Highland Council received confirmation on 21 August 2019 that the Council could implement its decision to close Altnaharra Primary School.

Final report and associated papers


Mallaig Primary School Gaelic Medium Catchment

On 5 September 2019, the Highland Council agreed to the creation of a Gaelic Medium catchment area for Mallaig Primary School.

Final report and associated papers


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

On 5 September 2019, the Highland Council agreed to implement its proposal to build a new 3-18 community campus in Tain.  The new school, when built, will replace the current Tain Royal Academy, Craighill Primary School,  Knockbreck Primary School and St Duthus Special School, with a new 3-18 Campus, on a site adjacent to the present Craighill Primary School.

Scottish Ministers were notified of the decision and provided with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They had an 8 week period from the date of our decision to decide if they would intervene by issuing a call-in notice. On 24 October 2019 Scottish Ministers confirmed that The Highland Council could implement its decision.

Proposal Paper and Appendices

 

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