Preston Lodge High School Catchment Area and Blindwells Primary School Consultation

Closed 20 Dec 2016

Opened 8 Nov 2016

Feedback Updated 31 Mar 2017

We Asked

We asked stakeholders for their views on the proposal to establish a new primary school for Blindwells and alter the catchment area of Preston Lodge High School to include the Blindwells new settlement

You Said

Of the responses which provided an overall view about the council’s proposal, almost all expressed support. In terms of the three individual elements of the proposal, respondents were overwhelmingly supportive of the proposal to establish a new primary school for Blindwells (89%). A majority of stakeholders (50%) supported the proposal to initially host at Cockenzie Primary School until the new permanent facility is built (25.9% oppose). A greater proportion of respondents opposed the proposal to extend the Preston Lodge High School (47%) and St Gabriel’s RC Primary School (51%) catchment areas to include Blindwells.       

We Did

East Lothian Council has made the decision to go ahead with the proposal to establish a new primary school at Blindwells and extend the catchment area of Preston Lodge High School. The Council will continue to consult and engage with affected stakeholders as the hosting and planned transition arrangements are developed and subsequently implemented. The Preston Lodge High School and St Gabriel’s RC Primary School catchment areas will be extended to include the Blindwells site with immediate effect.

Results Updated 27 Feb 2017

A Report on the Outcome of the Consultation has been produced and is available below. This will form the basis of a report to East Lothian Council on the 28th March 2017.

 

Files:

Overview

We want to hear your views on the proposed change to Preston Lodge High School catchment area and the establishment of a new primary school at Blindwells.

 

  • There is significant house building proposed for the Blindwells new settlement (LDP Proposal BW1).
  • To accommodate pupils who will eventually live in planned housing developments, a new primary school will be established in the Blindwells area providing primary education and early learning and childcare provision.
  • It is proposed that the new Blindwells catchment primary (and early learning and childcare) school is established at Cockenzie Primary school, through a "hosting" arrangement, until the new school building is complete.
  • We are also proposing to alter the Preston Lodge High School and St Gabriel's RC Primary school catchment areas to include the Blindwells new settlement, currently in the Blindwells Secondary Catchment area.

 

 

Click on the Consultation Document under 'Related Documents' below to view the full proposal, with details and background.

 

COME ALONG AND FIND OUT MORE...

> Public Meeting:

  • Tuesday 29 November 2016 at 7.30pm in Prestonpans Community Centre

> Drop in Session:

  • 15 November: 12pm - 5pm Preston Lodge High School
  • 29 November: 6.45pm - 7.30pm Prestonpans Community Centre

 

YOU CAN SHARE YOUR VIEWS BY COMPLETING THE ONLINE CONSULTATION QUESTIONNAIRE BELOW...

Paper copies of the Consultation Document and questionnaire are also available from all Prestonpans Cluster Schools, Prestonpans Community Centre, Port Seton Centre, Prestonpans Library, and John Muir House - Haddington.

 

 

Areas

  • Preston Seton Gosford

Audiences

  • Parents & Guardians
  • Children & Young People
  • School staff
  • Local Residents
  • Community Groups & Organisations

Interests

  • Education
  • Planning & development