31 May 2023

Plans approved for rezoning of Balmedie School catchment at Blackdog

A decision to rezone the Balmedie School catchment at Blackdog has been agreed by Aberdeenshire Council. 

Blackdog is currently split with houses in the north zoned to Balmedie School, under Aberdeenshire Council control, whilst houses to the south are zoned to Scotstown School, within Aberdeen City Council jurisdiction.

As the area has expanded, families have been uncertain on catchment areas and school transport entitlement. 

Following a public consultation on the changes, the majority of parents agreed with the changes which will come into effect from August 2023.

These changes will result in the whole of Blackdog being zoned to Balmedie School.

There will be no requirement for existing primary school pupils to move and any new pupils entering education living within the Blackdog settlement will be entitled to free school transport to Balmedie School from August 2023. 

The existing transport arrangements for pupils attending Scotstown School will continue.