Prestonpans Education Consultation

Closed 2 Oct 2018

Opened 20 Aug 2018

Results Updated 20 Nov 2018

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 11th December 2018.

Files:

Overview

CONSULTATION ON THE PROPOSED CLOSURE OF PRESTONPANS INFANT & NURSERY SCHOOL AND PRESTONPANS PRIMARY SCHOOL AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW NON-DENOMINATIONAL PRIMARY SCHOOL STRUCTURE AND ITS ASSOCIATED CATCHMENT AREA FOR PRESTONPANS

If approved:

  • Prestonpans Infant & Nursery School and Prestonpans Primary School will be closed with effect from February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter;
  • A new non-denominational single primary school structure with nursery class and its associated catchment area will be established for Prestonpans with effect from February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter;
  • The new single school structure will operate on a split site within the existing buildings and facilities for Prestonpans Infant & Nursery School and Prestonpans Primary School;
  • Children attending Prestonpans Infant & Nursery School and Prestonpans Primary School will transition to the new single school structure with effect from February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The leadership and management of Prestonpans Early Learning & Childcare Centre will transfer to the Head Teacher of the new single school structure with effect from February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

 

COME ALONG AND FIND OUT MORE

Drop in Sessions:

  • Tuesday 4 September 2018, 12pm - 5pm, Prestonpans Infant & Nursery School
  • Thursday 6 September 2018, 3.30pm - 7.30pm, Prestonpans Primary School
  • Tuesday 11 September 2018, 12pm - 5pm, Prestonpans Primary School

Public Meeting:

  • Wednesday 26 September 2018, 7pm, Preston Lodge High School

 

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

Paper copies of the consultation document will be available at: all Prestonpans Cluster Primary Schools, Prestonpans Early Learning and Childcare Centre, all Prestonpans Cluster Partnership Nurseries, Longniddry Playgroup, Puffin Playgroup, Sandcastle Playgroup Tots and Teens at Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans Group Practice, The Harbours Medical Practice, Forthview Road Surgery, Prestonpans Community Centre, Prestonpans Library and John Muir House, Haddington.

What Happens Next

On 11 December 2018, East Lothian Council approved the proposal to close Prestonpans Infant & Nursery School and Prestonpans Primary School and establish a new non-denominational primary school structure and its associated catchment area for Prestonpans.

As per the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 Scottish Ministers have been notified of this decision and now have a period of eight weeks to decide whether to issue a call in notice.

Members of the public have a period of three weeks during which they can make representations to Scottish Ministers regarding whether they wish a call in to be issued or not.

All representations must be made before this three week period ends on Monday 31st December 2018.

Representations can be submitted online to schoolclosure@gov.scot or by post to:

School Infrastructure Unit
Learning Directorate
The Scottish Government
Area 2A South
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

Areas

  • Preston Seton Gosford

Audiences

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

Interests

  • Children & young people
  • Schools & nurseries
  • Education
  • Childcare & Early Learning