Still time to have say on Tain school consultation

Around 80 members of the public turned out to a public meeting on the proposed new 3 – 18 school campus in Tain which would replace the existing Tain Royal Academy, Craighill and Knockbreck Primaries and St Duthus Special School.

The meeting was held by The Highland on the evening of Monday 15 September at Tain Royal Academy.  Attendees heard presentations and asked questions of Council Officers on the proposal for a 3-18 School Campus in Tain which is currently out to statutory consultation.

The deadline for public comment is 29 October. Further information is on the Council’s website at: www.highland.gov.uk/tainschool.

Members of the public are invited to submit their comments: by e-mail: ecsadmin@highland.gov.uk; or in writing to Brian Porter, Head of Resources, The Highland Council, Care and Learning Service, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX.

At the Council’s Education, Children and Adult Services Committee on 28 August 2014 the following plans were proposed:

  • To discontinue education provision at the following campuses – Tain Craighill Primary School, Tain Knockbreck Primary School and St Duthus Special School and to relocate provision to a new 3 to 18 campus to be established on the site of the existing Tain Royal Academy.
  • Until the proposed 3 to 18 campus is available, to relocate current Pre-school provision from St. Duthus School campus (English Medium) and the Tain Knockbreck Primary School campus (Gaelic Medium) to temporary modular accommodation on the current Tain Craighill Primary School campus.
  • To establish a new 3 to 18 community campus on the site of the existing Tain Royal Academy comprising Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Additional Support Needs (ASN) and Gaelic Medium provision to replace all other local authority education provision within Tain, including the existing Tain Royal Academy building and Community Complex.
  • To combine the existing school catchment areas of Tain Craighill Primary School and Tain Knockbreck Primary School to become the catchment area of the new combined Primary School within the 3 to 18 campus.

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23 Sep 2014
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