Dumfries and Galloway Council is inviting local residents to participate in a survey to help shape the future of schools in the area. Building upon a decision made in 2018, this initiative focuses on addressing the specific challenges faced by rural communities and an ageing population.
Currently, the council oversees a mix of schools—98 Primary Schools and 16 Secondary Schools. Importantly, 62% of these schools are located in rural or remote areas, reflecting the distinct character of our region.
Furthermore, nearly a third of our school buildings serve a dual purpose, benefiting the community beyond school hours.
In Primary Schools, 66% have a shared Headteacher or work collaboratively. Additionally, 73% of children attend schools within their immediate local catchment areas, highlighting the strong connection between our schools and the communities they serve.
The Council is actively seeking local opinions through a survey. Your insights could play a vital role in shaping the considerations for the future of our schools.
To participate and contribute your views, please visit https://www.dumgal.gov.uk/schoolmodel
Your engagement will contribute to gathering important data for the region’s education planning.