Formal endorsement on decision not to close Stracathro Primary School

Published on Friday 25 January 2019

At next week’s Children and Learning Committee (Tuesday 29 January) Members will hear the recommendation for Angus Council to formally endorse the decision not to close Stracathro Primary School (35/19).

Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s committee, Children and Learning Convener Councillor Derek Wann said: “While the council agreed to stop consulting on the proposed closure in May 2018, this report formally honours that decision. If formally endorsed by the Council on 7 February, a five year moratorium on further proposals for closure will begin on that date. I’d like to extend my thanks to the parents, council officers and everyone who was involved in this process.”

This decision follows the publication of the Stracathro Primary School Consultation Report and is in line with Section 2A of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.

The Act introduced a 5 year moratorium on consulting on a closure proposal after a decision is made not to implement a closure proposal. This means that the Education Authority may not publish a proposal paper concerning a further closure proposal in relation to the school during the period of 5 years beginning with the day on which the decision is made unless there is a significant change in the school’s circumstances.