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Education consultations

We currently have 2 ongoing consultation. You can also view closed consultations.

Rezone of Hillside School

The consultation will run from 10th February 2020 until 28 August 2020. If you would like to have your say please complete our rezone of Hillside School online survey. The survey will remain open until 12 noon on 28 August 2020. Please submit all comments on the proposals by this date so we can take them into account.

The council is proposing to rezone the current catchment to Hillside School.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday 5 March 2020 in Hillside School at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

To find out more about the proposal, view rezone of Hillside School consultation documents.

Closure of Strachan School

The consultation will run from 7th January 2020 until 28th February 2020. If you would like to have your say please complete our closure of Strachan School online survey. Please submit all comments on the proposals by this date so we can take them into account.

The council is proposing to discontinue education at Strachan School, which is currently mothballed and re-assigning its catchment area to either Banchory Primary School and or Finzean School. The proposal would apply to the primary school stages of education in Strachan, as there is no pre-school education provided at the school.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday 6th February 2020 in Strachan Village Hall at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

To find out more about the proposal, view closure of Strachan School consultation documents.

Relocation of Peterhead Academy

The council proposed that education provision at the existing Peterhead Academy should be discontinued with effect from July 2025. Pupils from the existing Peterhead Academy and future pupils from the Peterhead Academy catchment areas should continue their education at a new Peterhead Community Campus located at Kinmundy, Peterhead from August 2025.

A statutory consultation period on the proposed relocation of Peterhead Academy was undertaken from 14th October until 13th December 2019. This covered the required minimum of 30 days term time consultation. A public meeting was held at Peterhead Academy on 12th November 2019.

Following the statutory consultation period, officers submitted the proposal document, survey results, written and oral representations, and other relevant documentation to Education Scotland for their consideration. Education Scotland produced a report addressing educational aspects of the proposal.

Officers reviewed the proposal in the context of the Education Scotland report, survey results, oral and written representations and produced a final report on the consultation.

The consultation report was considered at Buchan Area Committee on 15th September 2020. At its meeting on 8 October 2020 Education and Children’s Services Committee agreed to adopt the proposal to relocate Peterhead Academy to the Peterhead Community Campus.

To find out more about the proposal, view relocation of Peterhead Academy consultation documents.