Agendas, reports and minutes

Highland Council

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019

Agenda: Supplementary Agenda

In relation to the agenda and papers circulated for the above Meeting of the Highland Council, please find attached the undernoted which it was indicated would follow:-


SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT NEW SCHOOL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME                                                

There is circulated Report No. HC/35/19 dated 20 August 2019 by the Chief Executive.

Members are asked to:-

i.     Agree that the proposed Tain 3-18 Campus project is nominated as The Highland Council’s priority for consideration by the Scottish Government for inclusion in the initial phase of the New Schools Investment Programme and adheres to all criteria and guidance as set out in the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Strategy.

ii.    The Council agrees that its second priority is to secure funding to provide a new campus at Broadford as the Highland Council recognises Broadford as a high priority in the next phase of school infrastructure investment and this is reported to Council as part of the Council Capital Programme Refresh in October 2019.

iii.   Agree that the Council will seek to secure funding to provide a replacement school for Nairn Academy through a bid to the further, larger, phase of investment from the Schools Investment Programme in conjunction with the planned refresh of the Council’s Capital Programme.

iv.    Agree that the engagement with the Parent Council of St. Clement’s School will include a review of the potential locations for a new school prior to initiating a formal Statutory Consultation process later this year on the location and nature of a replacement facility for St Clement’s; and that the formal consultation will begin in 2019.

v.     Agree that capacity issues in Inverness are assessed as part of a review of provision across the City and that a report is brought to a future meeting, prior to being considered as part of the refresh of the capital programme.

vi.    Agree that further engagement is carried out with Parent Councils in relation to the remaining agreed school investment priorities.

vii.   Agree the approach to capital governance and refreshing capital programme which will assist in the prioritisation of the remaining school sites, as set out in section 8.
Yours faithfully

Stewart Fraser
Head of Corporate Governance