Community to be consulted on site for Tain school campus

Community to be consulted on site for Tain school campus

The views of local communities will be sought over coming weeks by us on proposals for a new school campus in Tain to replace the existing Tain Royal Academy, Craighill and Knockbreck Primaries and St Duthus Special School.

Members of our Education, Children and Adult Services (ECAS) Committee have agreed that sites at Craighill Primary School, the existing Tain Royal Academy campus and Kirksheaf Road in Tain will be considered for a proposed new 3 to 18 campus. Members also agreed that the local community will be informed about, and engaged with, on the site selection process.

We aim to seek community views over a four 4 week period starting in the second half of June 2014. This engagement and dialogue will include drop-in sessions where people will have the opportunity to review the site options under consideration. Information on the drop-in sessions, location, dates and timings will be announced by the Council in due course.

Feedback will also be sought from the local community on our website.

A report on the outcomes of the community engagement will be presented to the ECAS Committee in August 2014 and a decision on the timing of a statutory consultation on proposals relating to changes in education provision will be made by the Council over the coming months.

Councillor Alasdair Christie, Chair of the Council’s ECAS Committee said: “Although the capital programme is fully committed until Autumn 2016, it is important that we consult in the meantime to ensure that we have all the information available to members in 2016 so that they can decide which of the schools projects will be next under the Council’s Sustainable Schools Estate Review.”

21 May 2014
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