Angus schools for the future pre-consultation phase agreed

Published on Friday 3 November 2017

Angus Schools for the Future is the most ambitious plan we’ve ever had for the development of our school estate.

We want schools that are great places to learn and well-used community spaces. We need suitable, sustainable, connected and accessible buildings with good outdoor spaces for learning, sport and play.

But we also need to make the best use of scarce resources - we need schools that are better and more sustainable and we need fewer of them.

Right now we have too many schools and places for the number of children and young people in the county. Some can’t access good quality digital learning and some don’t offer learning with children of similar age or stage.

In short, to give all of our children and young people the same access to opportunities, our schools have to change.  We’re asking you to help create a comprehensive and sustainable 30 year plan for schools in Angus.

In November, we are carrying out a pre-consultation phase. There’s a round of drop-in sessions where you can find out more about the work already done and the vision so far.

This information is also available on our Angus Schools for the Future pages.  There’s an opportunity to complete a questionnaire at the sessions, or online.

Any specific future proposals will be the subject of formal consultation, in accordance with the School (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, as each phase of the school estate plan is considered.

Councillor Mark Salmond, Convenor of Children and Learning Committee said: “This pre-consultation is vital in terms of providing us with the information we need to be able to make a full and thorough review of our current school estate provision.

“At this stage there are no fixed plans on the table so what we need is for everyone who makes use of our school facilities or has an interest in the future of our school estate, to come along to one of the drop-in sessions or visit the council’s website and fill out the questionnaire.

“This is the first of many opportunities to give your views.  Your views will inform the short, medium and long term proposals that will be submitted to the council at the beginning of 2018.  I would encourage you to get involved in shaping the future school estate for the children, young people and communities of Angus”.

Event details

Thursday 9 November, Monifieth Library, 1pm – 6.30pm

Tuesday 14 November, Kirriemuir Town Hall,1pm – 6pm

Thursday 16 November, Philip Hall, Dundee Street, Carnoustie,1pm – 6pm

Saturday 18 November, Birkhill Primary School, 9.30am – noon

Tuesday 21 November, St Andrews Church Hall, Arbroath,1pm – 6.30pm

Thursday 23 November, Brechin Community Campus,1pm – 6.30pm

Saturday 25 November, Montrose Town Hall, 9.30am – noon

Wednesday 29 November, Forfar Community Campus,1pm – 6.30pm

Other ways to get in touch

If you have any questions beforehand or can't attend any of the sessions, please email us.