Craighall Primary School and Catchment Area

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 and its associated catchment area within the land at Craighall, Musselburgh.

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, a clear majority of respondents to the questionnaire (88%) support the proposal to establish a new school and its associated catchment area. A greater proportion of respondents overall oppose the element to host initially at Stoneyhill Primary School before relocating until the new permanent facility is built (72%).

We did

East Lothian Council has made the decision to go ahead with the proposal to establish a new primary school and its associated catchment area within the land at Craighall, Musselburgh, subject to the adoption of the emerging LDP in a format that would require these new education catchment arrangements and facilities to be delivered. In taking its proposal forward, the Council will continue to engage with stakeholders over its planned transition arrangements for children who will attend the new school and those children who attend Stoneyhill Primary School.

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.



We want to hear your views on the establishment of a new primary school and its associated catchment area within the Land at Craighall, Musselburgh.


  • There is significant house building proposed for the Land at Craighall, Musselburgh (LDP Proposal MH1).
  • To accommodate pupils who will eventually live in planned housing developments, a new primary school will be established in the Craighall area providing primary education and early learning and childcare provision.
  • We are also proposing to establish a catchment area for the proposed Craighall Primary School around the proposed Land at Craighall development site and remove this area of land from the existing Campie Primary School catchment area.


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



> Public Meeting: 

  • Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 7pm in Brunton Hall

> Drop in Session:

  • 21 November: 12pm - 5pm Campie Primary School  
  • 6 December: 6.15pm - 7pm Brunton Hall



Paper copies of the consultation document will be available at Campie Primary School, Stoneyhill Primary School, Brunton Hall, Loretto RC Primary School, Musselburgh Grammar, Musselburgh Library, all Musselburgh Partnership Nurseries, Olivebank Child and Family Centre and John Muir House - Haddington.



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