Consultation reports

Published 01/01/2017.  Last updated 09/06/2024

When a council proposes a change to its school estate, HM Inspectors consider the proposal and write a report on it. A council must then prepare its final consultation report. When a council publishes its final consultation report, it must include the report from HM Inspectors.

Education Scotland publishes HM Inspectors’ reports on proposals on the same day that councils publish their final consultation reports. You can access reports that have been prepared by HM Inspectors for councils here.

Aberdeen City

Greenbrae School and Scotstown School closure - June 2024 (PDF)

GME catchment review - April 2023 (PDF)

GME catchment review (Gaelic version) - April 2023 (PDF)

Walker Road School relocation - February 2023 (PDF)

Greenbrae School / Glashieburn School catchment - February 2023 (PDF)

Hazlehead Gaelic Medium catchment review - December 2021 (PDF)

Hazlehead Gaelic Medium catchment review - December 2021 (Gaelic) (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Aberdeenshire

Fisherford School closure - June 2024 (PDF)

Easterfield School closure - June 2024 (PDF)

Rezone Lumphanan secondary catchment - February 2024 (PDF)

PDF file: Merger of Fraserburgh North School and St Andrews School - June 2023 ( 94 KB)

PDF file: Balmedie School catchment - January 2023 (97 KB)

PDF file: Gartly School - September 2022 (162 KB)

PDF file: Longhaven Primary School closure - April 2022 (153 KB)

PDF file: Dales Park and Meethill Primary Schools merger/closure - June 2021 (157 KB)

PDF file: Anna Ritchie School - June 2021 (152 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Angus

Closure of Hayshead Nursery and St Thomas’ Nursery - March 2024 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Argyll and Bute

Closure Of Achaleven Primary School - February 2024 (PDF)

Closure Of Southend Primary School - February 2024 (PDF)

Closure Of Luing Primary School - February 2024 (PDF)

Closure Of Minard School - February 2024 (PDF)

PDF file: St Joseph’s Primary School catchment - August 2023 (122 KB)

PDF file: Skipness Primary School closure - August 2022 (153 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Clackmannanshire

PDF file: Lochies Primary School relocation - March 2023 (104 KB)

PDF File: Relocate Clackmannanshire Primary and Secondary Support Services - Primary - May 2022 (332 KB)

PDF File: Relocate Clackmannanshire Primary and Secondary Support Services - Secondary - May 2022 (328 KB)

PDF file: ABC Nursery closure - June 2021 (149 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar/Western Isles

Zipped file: Reports before 2016

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Dumfries and Galloway

Loreburn Primary School - January 2023 (109 KB)

Carsphairn Primary School - January 2023 (116 KB)

Wallace Hall Academy - January 2023

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Dundee

Law Nursery closure - March 2023 (92 KB)

Western Gateway - December 2022 (145 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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East Ayrshire

Onthank Primary School - August 2022 (PDF)

Willowbank School - August 2022 (PDF)

Mount Carmel Primary School - August 2022 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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East Dunbartonshire

Secondary Wellbeing Support Service - November 2023 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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East Lothian

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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East Renfrewshire

Thornliebank Primary School - Gaelic review - November 2022 (PDF)

Thornliebank Primary School - Gaelic review (Gaelic version) - November 2022 (PDF)

Carolside Primary School - new ASN provision - November 2022 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Edinburgh

Cameron House Nursery closure - April 2024 (PDF)

Establish a new Secondary School in Kirkliston - January 2024 (PDF)

Establish a new Primary School and nursery at Builyeon Road - January 2024 (PDF)

Relocate St Catherine’s Roman Catholic Primary School - January 2024 (PDF)

Queensferry Primary School / Echline Primary School - February 2021 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Falkirk

Free transport entitlement - May 2023 (PDF)

Bothkennar Primary closure - May 2021 (PDF)

Limerigg Primary closure - May 2021 (PDF)

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Fife

Closure of Milton of Balgonie Primary School - May 2024 (PDF)

Inverkeithing High School - relocation - August 2023 (PDF)

Carnegie Primary School / Touch Primary School catchment area - February 2023 (PDF)

Bell Baxter High School / Madras College catchment area - February 2023 (PDF)

St Columba’s RC High School - August 2021 (PDF)

Relocation Woodmill High School - August 2021 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Glasgow

St Stephen’s RC Primary and St Kevin’s Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Primary Schools - January 2022 (PDF)

Cuthbertson Nursery - November 2021 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Highland

Closure of Gergask Primary School - January 2024 (PDF)

Struan Primary School closure - August 2023 (PDF)

Struan Primary School closure (Gaelic version) - August 2023 (PDF)

Torridon Primary School Closure consultation May 2023 (PDF)

Torridon Primary School Closure consultation May 2023 Gaelic (PDF)

Lochcarron Primary School catchment - November 2022 (PDF)

Lochcarron Primary School catchment (Gaelic version) - November 2022 (PDF)

Roy Bridge Primary School catchment - August 2022 (PDF)

Roy Bridge Primary School catchment (Gaelic version) - August 2022 (250 KB)

Glenurquhart Primary School catchment - August 2022 (153 KB)

Glenurquhart Primary School catchment (Gaelic version) - August 2022 (232 KB)

St Clement's Primary School relocation - August 2022 (405 KB)

Newtonmore GM catchment - January 2022 (151 KB)

Newtonmore GM catchment (Gaelic version) - January 2022 (232 KB)

Acharacle GM catchment - January 2022 (160 KB)

Acharacle GM catchment (Gaelic version) - January 2022 (420 KB)

Uig Primary School - rural school closure - August 2021 (PDF)

Uig Primary School - rural school closure - August 2021 (Gaelic version) (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Inverclyde

Inverclyde Academy - February 2024 (Gaelic version)(PDF)

Inverclyde Academy - February 2024 (PDF)

Blairmore Nursery - March 2023 (PDF)

Whinhill Primary School - May 2022 (PDF)

Whinhill Primary School - May 2022 (Gaelic version) (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Midlothian

Mayfield Primary School ASN provision - June 2024 (PDF)

Mayfield Nursery closure - June 2024 (PDF)

Beeslack Community High School relocation - June 2024 (PDF)

Easthouses new primary school - June 2023 (PDF)

St Margaret’s RC Primary School discontinuation - January 2022 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Moray

Inveravon Primary School closure - March 2023 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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North Ayrshire

Mayfield Primary School catchment - April 2023 (PDF)

Kilwinning Early Years Centre - February 2023 (PDF)

Irvine East - March 2021 (PDF)

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North Lanarkshire

West area of Cumbernauld - March 2024 (PDF)

West area of Cumbernauld (Gaelic version) - March 2024 (PDF)

Dunlop Estate rezone - August 2023 (PDF)

Gartcosh Primary School relocation - August ()

Mavisbank Primary School relocation - August (129 KB)

Changes to distance thresholds for mainstream home to school transport - May 2023 (129 KB)

Bothwell Park High School relocation - December 2021 (160 KB)

St Aidan's Language Communication Support Centre - December 2021 (410 KB)

Portland School - May 2021 (147 KB)

Clydeview School relocation - May 2021 (150 KB)

Fallside School - May 2021 (152 KB)

Mavisbank Primary School relocation - May 2021 (154 KB)

Pentland School - May 2021 (155 KB)

Ravenscraig new non-denominational primary school - alter catchment - March 2021 (318 KB)

Ravenscraig new denominational primary school - alter catchment - March 2021 (152 KB)

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Orkney Islands

Egilsay Primary School - December 2010 (Word)

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Perth and Kinross

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Renfrewshire

Dargavel Primary school catchment area - May 2024 (101 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Scottish Borders

Relocation of Galashiels Academy - May 2023 (96 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Shetland Islands

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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South Ayrshire

Relocation of Dalmilling Primary School - December 2023 (96 KB)

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South Lanarkshire

Distance thresholds for mainstream secondary schools - May 2024 (106 KB)

Newton Farm and Hallside Primary Schools - August 2022 (147 KB)

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Stirling

Stirling South Gateway Primary School Provision - May 2024 (91 KB)

Durieshill Primary School Provision - May 2024 (90 KB)

Callander Primary School relocation - December 2023 (90 KB)

Placing Request Policy - August 2022 (145 KB)

Placing Request Policy (Gaelic version) - August 2022 (226 KB)

Buchanan Primary School closure - January 2022 (154 KB)

Expansion of ASN provision - August 2021 (331 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire Council proposal provision for pupils - October 2023 (282 KB)

Riverside ELC School Consultation - February 2023 (144 KB)

Faifly Campus school consultation - December 2021 (588 KB)

Admissions policy changes - June 2021 (148 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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West Lothian

Replace Riverside Primary School and Letham Primary School - June 2024 (92 KB)

PDF file: Denominational secondary catchment changes - February 2024 (128 KB)

PDF file: Non-denominational primary school admission arrangements - December 2023 (105 KB)

PDF file: Hawkhill new school - August 2023 (83 KB)

PDF file: Bathgate/Linlithgow academies - admissions (82 KB)

PDF file: Kirkhill Nursery relocation - May 2023 (84 KB)

Eastertoun Nursery relocation - May 2023 (86 KB)

Gavieside Non-Denominational Primary catchment review - May 2023 (86 KB)

Gavieside Non-Denominational Secondary catchment review - May 2023 (85 KB)

Hopefield Nursery - December 2022 (PDF)

Dechmont and Bangour new school - December 2022 (PDF)

Linlithgow catchment review - December 2022 (PDF)

Gavieside Denominational catchment review - December 2021 (PDF)

Gavieside Non-Denominational Primary catchment review - December 2021 (PDF)

Gavieside Non-Denominational Secondary catchment review - December 2021 (PDF)

Beatlie School relocation - December 2021 (PDF)

S3-S6 rollout at Ogilvie School Campus - August 2021 (PDF)

Harrysmuir Primary School and Toronto Primary School catchment review - May 2021 (PDF)

Boghall Primary School and Simpson Primary School catchment review - May 2021 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Consultation reports

Published 01/01/2017.  Last updated 09/06/2024

When a council proposes a change to its school estate, HM Inspectors consider the proposal and write a report on it. A council must then prepare its final consultation report. When a council publishes its final consultation report, it must include the report from HM Inspectors.

Education Scotland publishes HM Inspectors’ reports on proposals on the same day that councils publish their final consultation reports. You can access reports that have been prepared by HM Inspectors for councils here.

Aberdeen City

Greenbrae School and Scotstown School closure - June 2024 (PDF)

GME catchment review - April 2023 (PDF)

GME catchment review (Gaelic version) - April 2023 (PDF)

Walker Road School relocation - February 2023 (PDF)

Greenbrae School / Glashieburn School catchment - February 2023 (PDF)

Hazlehead Gaelic Medium catchment review - December 2021 (PDF)

Hazlehead Gaelic Medium catchment review - December 2021 (Gaelic) (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Aberdeenshire

Fisherford School closure - June 2024 (PDF)

Easterfield School closure - June 2024 (PDF)

Rezone Lumphanan secondary catchment - February 2024 (PDF)

PDF file: Merger of Fraserburgh North School and St Andrews School - June 2023 ( 94 KB)

PDF file: Balmedie School catchment - January 2023 (97 KB)

PDF file: Gartly School - September 2022 (162 KB)

PDF file: Longhaven Primary School closure - April 2022 (153 KB)

PDF file: Dales Park and Meethill Primary Schools merger/closure - June 2021 (157 KB)

PDF file: Anna Ritchie School - June 2021 (152 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Angus

Closure of Hayshead Nursery and St Thomas’ Nursery - March 2024 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Argyll and Bute

Closure Of Achaleven Primary School - February 2024 (PDF)

Closure Of Southend Primary School - February 2024 (PDF)

Closure Of Luing Primary School - February 2024 (PDF)

Closure Of Minard School - February 2024 (PDF)

PDF file: St Joseph’s Primary School catchment - August 2023 (122 KB)

PDF file: Skipness Primary School closure - August 2022 (153 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Clackmannanshire

PDF file: Lochies Primary School relocation - March 2023 (104 KB)

PDF File: Relocate Clackmannanshire Primary and Secondary Support Services - Primary - May 2022 (332 KB)

PDF File: Relocate Clackmannanshire Primary and Secondary Support Services - Secondary - May 2022 (328 KB)

PDF file: ABC Nursery closure - June 2021 (149 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar/Western Isles

Zipped file: Reports before 2016

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Dumfries and Galloway

Loreburn Primary School - January 2023 (109 KB)

Carsphairn Primary School - January 2023 (116 KB)

Wallace Hall Academy - January 2023

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Dundee

Law Nursery closure - March 2023 (92 KB)

Western Gateway - December 2022 (145 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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East Ayrshire

Onthank Primary School - August 2022 (PDF)

Willowbank School - August 2022 (PDF)

Mount Carmel Primary School - August 2022 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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East Dunbartonshire

Secondary Wellbeing Support Service - November 2023 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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East Lothian

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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East Renfrewshire

Thornliebank Primary School - Gaelic review - November 2022 (PDF)

Thornliebank Primary School - Gaelic review (Gaelic version) - November 2022 (PDF)

Carolside Primary School - new ASN provision - November 2022 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Edinburgh

Cameron House Nursery closure - April 2024 (PDF)

Establish a new Secondary School in Kirkliston - January 2024 (PDF)

Establish a new Primary School and nursery at Builyeon Road - January 2024 (PDF)

Relocate St Catherine’s Roman Catholic Primary School - January 2024 (PDF)

Queensferry Primary School / Echline Primary School - February 2021 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Falkirk

Free transport entitlement - May 2023 (PDF)

Bothkennar Primary closure - May 2021 (PDF)

Limerigg Primary closure - May 2021 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Fife

Closure of Milton of Balgonie Primary School - May 2024 (PDF)

Inverkeithing High School - relocation - August 2023 (PDF)

Carnegie Primary School / Touch Primary School catchment area - February 2023 (PDF)

Bell Baxter High School / Madras College catchment area - February 2023 (PDF)

St Columba’s RC High School - August 2021 (PDF)

Relocation Woodmill High School - August 2021 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Glasgow

St Stephen’s RC Primary and St Kevin’s Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Primary Schools - January 2022 (PDF)

Cuthbertson Nursery - November 2021 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Highland

Closure of Gergask Primary School - January 2024 (PDF)

Struan Primary School closure - August 2023 (PDF)

Struan Primary School closure (Gaelic version) - August 2023 (PDF)

Torridon Primary School Closure consultation May 2023 (PDF)

Torridon Primary School Closure consultation May 2023 Gaelic (PDF)

Lochcarron Primary School catchment - November 2022 (PDF)

Lochcarron Primary School catchment (Gaelic version) - November 2022 (PDF)

Roy Bridge Primary School catchment - August 2022 (PDF)

Roy Bridge Primary School catchment (Gaelic version) - August 2022 (250 KB)

Glenurquhart Primary School catchment - August 2022 (153 KB)

Glenurquhart Primary School catchment (Gaelic version) - August 2022 (232 KB)

St Clement's Primary School relocation - August 2022 (405 KB)

Newtonmore GM catchment - January 2022 (151 KB)

Newtonmore GM catchment (Gaelic version) - January 2022 (232 KB)

Acharacle GM catchment - January 2022 (160 KB)

Acharacle GM catchment (Gaelic version) - January 2022 (420 KB)

Uig Primary School - rural school closure - August 2021 (PDF)

Uig Primary School - rural school closure - August 2021 (Gaelic version) (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Inverclyde

Inverclyde Academy - February 2024 (Gaelic version)(PDF)

Inverclyde Academy - February 2024 (PDF)

Blairmore Nursery - March 2023 (PDF)

Whinhill Primary School - May 2022 (PDF)

Whinhill Primary School - May 2022 (Gaelic version) (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Midlothian

Mayfield Primary School ASN provision - June 2024 (PDF)

Mayfield Nursery closure - June 2024 (PDF)

Beeslack Community High School relocation - June 2024 (PDF)

Easthouses new primary school - June 2023 (PDF)

St Margaret’s RC Primary School discontinuation - January 2022 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Moray

Inveravon Primary School closure - March 2023 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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North Ayrshire

Mayfield Primary School catchment - April 2023 (PDF)

Kilwinning Early Years Centre - February 2023 (PDF)

Irvine East - March 2021 (PDF)

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North Lanarkshire

West area of Cumbernauld - March 2024 (PDF)

West area of Cumbernauld (Gaelic version) - March 2024 (PDF)

Dunlop Estate rezone - August 2023 (PDF)

Gartcosh Primary School relocation - August ()

Mavisbank Primary School relocation - August (129 KB)

Changes to distance thresholds for mainstream home to school transport - May 2023 (129 KB)

Bothwell Park High School relocation - December 2021 (160 KB)

St Aidan's Language Communication Support Centre - December 2021 (410 KB)

Portland School - May 2021 (147 KB)

Clydeview School relocation - May 2021 (150 KB)

Fallside School - May 2021 (152 KB)

Mavisbank Primary School relocation - May 2021 (154 KB)

Pentland School - May 2021 (155 KB)

Ravenscraig new non-denominational primary school - alter catchment - March 2021 (318 KB)

Ravenscraig new denominational primary school - alter catchment - March 2021 (152 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Orkney Islands

Egilsay Primary School - December 2010 (Word)

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Perth and Kinross

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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Renfrewshire

Dargavel Primary school catchment area - May 2024 (101 KB)

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Scottish Borders

Relocation of Galashiels Academy - May 2023 (96 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Shetland Islands

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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South Ayrshire

Relocation of Dalmilling Primary School - December 2023 (96 KB)

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South Lanarkshire

Distance thresholds for mainstream secondary schools - May 2024 (106 KB)

Newton Farm and Hallside Primary Schools - August 2022 (147 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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Stirling

Stirling South Gateway Primary School Provision - May 2024 (91 KB)

Durieshill Primary School Provision - May 2024 (90 KB)

Callander Primary School relocation - December 2023 (90 KB)

Placing Request Policy - August 2022 (145 KB)

Placing Request Policy (Gaelic version) - August 2022 (226 KB)

Buchanan Primary School closure - January 2022 (154 KB)

Expansion of ASN provision - August 2021 (331 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire Council proposal provision for pupils - October 2023 (282 KB)

Riverside ELC School Consultation - February 2023 (144 KB)

Faifly Campus school consultation - December 2021 (588 KB)

Admissions policy changes - June 2021 (148 KB)

Zipped file: Reports before 2020

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West Lothian

Replace Riverside Primary School and Letham Primary School - June 2024 (92 KB)

PDF file: Denominational secondary catchment changes - February 2024 (128 KB)

PDF file: Non-denominational primary school admission arrangements - December 2023 (105 KB)

PDF file: Hawkhill new school - August 2023 (83 KB)

PDF file: Bathgate/Linlithgow academies - admissions (82 KB)

PDF file: Kirkhill Nursery relocation - May 2023 (84 KB)

Eastertoun Nursery relocation - May 2023 (86 KB)

Gavieside Non-Denominational Primary catchment review - May 2023 (86 KB)

Gavieside Non-Denominational Secondary catchment review - May 2023 (85 KB)

Hopefield Nursery - December 2022 (PDF)

Dechmont and Bangour new school - December 2022 (PDF)

Linlithgow catchment review - December 2022 (PDF)

Gavieside Denominational catchment review - December 2021 (PDF)

Gavieside Non-Denominational Primary catchment review - December 2021 (PDF)

Gavieside Non-Denominational Secondary catchment review - December 2021 (PDF)

Beatlie School relocation - December 2021 (PDF)

S3-S6 rollout at Ogilvie School Campus - August 2021 (PDF)

Harrysmuir Primary School and Toronto Primary School catchment review - May 2021 (PDF)

Boghall Primary School and Simpson Primary School catchment review - May 2021 (PDF)

Zipped file: Reports before 2021

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