Dalbettie’s ‘St Peter’s Primary School’ Earmarked For Closure

No Government objection to closing St Peter’s

The Council’s Education (17.03.16) will be asked to agree that St Peter’s Primary School should be declared surplus and disposed of through agreed Council procedures.

The Education Committee (31.03.15) agreed to undertake statutory consultation to close St Peter’s Primary School. Following this consultation, the Education Committee (24.11.15) agreed to implement the proposal to close the school and notify Scottish Government ministers of this decision.

Under section 17 of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, the Scottish Government can call in a proposed school closure if it believes that an education authority has failed to comply with requirements or take account of a relevant material consideration when closing a school. In this case, the Scottish Government has informed the Council that it has fulfilled its obligations under the 2010 Act and won’t call in the proposed closure.

Work will soon start on the £26.5m Dalbeattie Learning Campus project, which, is scheduled to open in autumn 2017.

Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of the Education Committee, said, “Providing the best start in life for all our children is a priority for our Council. Our new Dalbeattie Learning Campus will transform learning and teaching for pupils and staff in Dalbeattie, delivering a first class learning environment for the young people of Dalbeattie, one that is fit for the 21st century.”

To view the full report see agenda item 7: http://egenda.dumgal.gov.uk/aksdumgal/users/public/admin/kab14.pl?operation=SUBMIT&meet=64&cmte=EDU&grpid=public&arc=71

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