School Consultation

Statutory Consultation for Schools

Consultation on the closure of Inveravon Primary School

Inveravon Primary School 'Mothballing' 2017

Cullen Catchment Area Secondary School Rezoning 2017

School Catchment Area amendments 2016 - 2017

Rezoning Forres ASG Primary Schools 2016

Rezoning Moray Secondary School 2016

Revised Admissions to Schools Policy 2016

Establishing a new school for South-East Elgin 2015/2016

Elgin Primary School Rezoning 2015

Contact Information 

 

Consultation on the closure of Inveravon Primary School

Moray Council is proposing to discontinue education at Inveravon Primary School, which is currently mothballed, and re-assign its catchment area to either Aberlour, Glenlivet or Knockando Primary School(s).

The consultation will run from 29 August 2022 until 07 October 2022. You can complete our online consultation survey. Please submit all comments on the proposals by this date so we can take them into account. You may also email learningestate@moray.gov.uk with your comments.

Two public meetings will be held on 27 September 2022 at:

  • Inveravon Parish Church, Ballindalloch, AB37 9BA between 1.30pm and 2.30pm
  • Speyside High School, Mary Avenue, Aberlour AB38 9QU, between 7pm and 8pm

An online meeting will be held on 28 September 2022 between 7pm and 8pm. Those wishing to attend should email learningestate@moray.gov.uk.

Full copies of the proposal are available for reference at:

  • Elgin Library;
  • Aberlour Library;
  • Ballindalloch Post Office;
  • Glenlivet Medical Practice;
  • Aberlour Primary School;
  • Glenlivet Primary School;
  • Knockando Primary School; and
  • Speyside High School

This consultation is being undertaken in accordance with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010. The Act requires that changes to the school estate, including the proposed closure of a school, is subject to rigorous statutory consultation.

Documents relating to the Inveravon Primary School closure consultation can be accessed below:

Appendix 1 – Closure of Inveravon Primary School Proposal Document
Appendix 2 – Inveravon Primary School Options Appraisal
Appendix 3 – Inveravon Primary School Financial Report
Map 1 – Inveravon Primary School merged with Knockando Primary School
Map 2 – Inveravon Primary School merged with Knockando Primary School and Aberlour Primary School
Map 3 – Inveravon Primary School merged with Knockando Primary School, Aberlour Primary School and Glenlivet Primary School

Mothballing Inveravon Primary School 

Children & Young People's Committee Children & Young People's Committee met on 23 August 2017 and agreed to consult on the proposal to mothball Inveravon Primary School, for further information click here

A public meeting was held on Monday 25 September at Inveravon Primary School, collated notes from the public meeting will be available here

If you have any queries or wish to submit your comments regarding the mothballing of Inveravon Primary School, please email futureschools@moray.gov.uk

 

 

 

Cullen Catchment Area Secondary School Rezoning 2017 

This consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 17 March 2017

The Children & Young People's Committee took the decision to consult on varying the catchment areas of Keith Grammar School and Buckie High School.  The statutory consultation was carried out from Wednesday 1 February to Friday 17 March 2017.

Copies of the consultation documents are available here

The collated notes from the public meeting can be found here

The Moray council report can found here

 

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School Catchment Area amendments 2016 - 2017 

This consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 20 January 2017

The Children & Young People's Committee took the decision on 9 November 2016 to consult on varying the catchment areas of Bishopmill, Lhanbryde, Linkwood, Seafield and West End Primary Schools, Elgin Academy, Elgin High School and Milne's High School. The statutory consultation was carried out from Monday 21 November 2016 to Friday 20 January 2017.

Copies of the consultation documents are available here

The collated notes from the public meeting can be found here

The Moray Council consultation report can be found here

 

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Rezoning Forres ASG Primary Schools 

This consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 30 September 2016

The Children & Young People's Committee took the decision on 22 June 2016 to consult on the rezoning of Forres ASG Primary Schools.  The statutory consultation was carried out from Monday 22 August 2016 to Friday 30 September 2016 (30 school days).

The proposals were to vary the zones (catchment areas) of Alves, Anderson's, Applegrove, Kinloss and Pilmuir Primary Schools based on geographical areas which are delineated on plans

Copies of the consultation documents are available here (PDF)

The collated notes from the public meeting can be found here (PDF)

The Moray Council consultation report can be found here

 

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Rezoning Moray Secondary School 2016

This consultation closed at 5pm on Thursday 24 March 2016

The Children & Young People's Committee took the decision on 9 December 2015 to consult on rezoning Moray secondary schools.  The statutory consultation was carried out from Tuesday 9 February 2016 to Thursday 24 March 2016 (30 school days). 

The proposals were: 

  1. to vary the zones (catchment areas) of Forres Academy, Lossiemouth High School, Elgin Academy, Elgin High School, Milne's High School based on the geographical areas which are delineated on plans
  2. that the implementation date for this proposal will be 24 October 2016.

Copies of the consultation documents are available here

The collated notes from the public meetings can be found here

The Moray Council consultation report can be found here

 

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Revised Admissions to Schools Policy 2016

This consultation closed at 5pm on Thursday 24 March 2016

The Children & Young People's Committee took the decision on 9 December 2015 to consult on the revised Admissions to Schools Policy.  The statutory consultation was carried out from Tuesday 9 February 2016 to Thursday 24 March 2016 (30 school days). 

The proposals were:

  1. to introduce revised Admissions to Schools in Moray - Policy and Procedures
  2. that the implementation date for this proposal will be 4 January 2017.

Copies of the consultation documents are available here

The collated notes from the public meetings can be found here

The Moray Council consultation report can be found here

 

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Establishing a new school for South-East Elgin 2015/2016

Update: March 2016 - The Council has received the report from Education Scotland and Officers have now prepared and published the Consultation report. 

A copy of the Consultation Report is available here (PDF)

 

The Children & Young People's Committee took the decision on 9th December 2015 to consult on establishing a new primary school, with nursery provision, to serve the agreed catchment area for the delineated geographical zone in south-east Elgin.  The statutory consultation was carried out from the 14th December 2015 until the 4th February 2016 (30 School Days).

The proposals were:

  • To establish a new primary school, with nursery provision, to serve the agreed catchment area for the delineated geographical zone in south-east Elgin with the school located in an identified area.
  • The new school be established initially at a temporary site at East End Primary School Annexe until the new school building is complete.  (The temporary accommodation will initially accommodate P1 children and will accommodate P1-3 in future years).
  • The implementation date for these proposals will be 15th August 2016, except that the nursery will only commence once the new school building opens.
  • The new school will relocate to its permanent site on the completion of the new school building.  The target date for this is August 2018.

Copies of the consultation documents are available here

The collated notes from the public meetings can be found here

 

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Elgin Primary School Rezoning 2015

The proposal for the new catchment areas were approved on the 11th November 2015 and will become effective from 5th January 2016. The Elgin South East zone will be the subject of further consultation regarding interim arrangements.  Further information to follow in due course.

Previous Updates:

The Moray Council proposed to rezone Elgin Primary Schools in order to address the predicted over-capacity issues.  Part of this rezoning proposal involved establishing zones for new primary schools in South East and North Elgin.  The Children and Young Peoples Service Committee took the decision on 25th March to consult on rezoning Elgin primary schools, including establishing zones for new schools.

The statutory consultation ran from Monday 13th April to Friday 29th May 2015.

Moray Council Proposed:

  • To vary the catchment areas of Bishopmill, East End, Greenwards, New Elgin, Seafield and West End primary schools in Elgin based on geographical areas which are delineated on plans contained within the Proposal Paper.
  • To establish a catchment area for a new primary school, including nursery, to serve a delineated geographical area in south-east Elgin.
  • To establish a catchment area for a new primary school, including nursery, to serve a delineated geographical area in north Elgin.

 

The collated notes from the public meetings can be found here

During the three week period from 21st August 2015 to 11th September 2015, Education Scotland considered the proposal including the educational benefit statements, the representations received by the Council.

 

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Elgin Primary School Rezoning 2015 Final Report

The Council received the report from Education Scotland report on 9th September 2015.  Officers have now reviewed the proposals on behalf of the education authority and have prepared and published the Consultation Report, containing the views of Education Scotland and an explanation of how the education authority proposes to deal with any issues raised during the consultation and by Education Scotland.

A copy of the Consultation Report is available here (PDF).

 

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Contact Information

If you require any previous consultation documents, or have any enquiries regarding this consultation, please contact the School Consultation email address or telephone number as per below:

Email: futureschools@moray.gov.uk

Telephone: 01343 563915

 

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