Education Consultations

Current Consultations

Peterhead Community Campus – Public Consultation on Site Options

Aberdeenshire Council have put forward two options for consideration by the public on a site for a proposed new Community Campus in Peterhead. A decision on which option is to be considered further has not taken place however a recommendation will be submitted to councillors in due course. The preferred option will also be subject to a robust business case. Option 1 is an edge of town site in the Clerkhill area of the town which would include a replacement secondary, a new primary school and Additional Support Needs provision. All sport, leisure and community facilities would also be on site. Option 1 also includes a replacement of Peterhead Central School on the current academy grounds. Option 2 is a replacement secondary on the current site of Peterhead Academy with associated pool and community facilities off site a Catto Park and Barclay Park. Option 2 also includes a replacement Central School and ASN provision on the existing academy site. The  drawings below are indicative proposals and are no way meant to depict a final design or layout:

 Option 1

Option 2

Phase 1  

Phase 1

Phase 2 

Phase 2

Phase 3 

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 4

 

Phase 5

Comments on site options can be submitted to the Learning Estates Team by email to learningestates@aberdeenshire.gov.uk by 31st December 2016.

 

Inverurie Community Campus

Site Plan and Internal Drawings

Proposed Site Plan (pdf 450kb)

The above drawing shows the current proposed campus layout, including vehicular and pedestrian access routes. 

The following drawings are indicative floor plans for the proposed Inverurie Community Campus. Please note these are subject to change through design development.

Ground Floor (pdf 666kb) 

First Floor (pdf 417kb)

Second Floor (pdf 362kb)

St Andrews School Inverurie

Proposal on Relocation of St Andrew’s School to Inverurie Community Campus

Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning & Leisure Committee agreed on 8 December 2016 that a statutory consultation on the relocation of St Andrew’s School within the new Inverurie Community Campus will begin this month.

The formal consultation will ask pupils, parents, staff and other community representatives for their views on the school moving to a distinct space within the wider community campus setting, with a separate school entrance and classrooms, sensory rooms and therapy suites. The proposal to relocate the school comes after extensive informal engagement with staff and parents over a number of years on future plans for the school.

Formal consultation must now take place in line with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 and gives staff, parents and pupils another chance to have their say on the proposals.

The consultation will open on 9 January 2017 and close on 24 February 2017. Any written comments on the proposals must be received by Aberdeenshire Council within this time in order for them to be taken into account.  Please send any written responses to: Anne Marie Davies, Quality Improvement Manager ASN, to be received no later than 5 pm on Friday 24th February 2017. They should be posted to:

Aberdeenshire Council, Education & Children’s Services, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB

or emailed to: LearningEstates@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

As part of the consultation process, a public meeting will take place on 01 February 2017 at 7 pm in the Inverurie Academy Assembly Hall.

Please find below links to the consultation proposal document, including accessible versions:

The consultation proposal document contains further information on where additional copies of the proposal document may be obtained and details of how to make written comments on the proposal.

An online survey will be available as part of the consultation. This can be completed at the following address: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ProposedRelocationOfStAndrewsSchoolStatutoryConsultation

It is expected that the results of the consultation will be discussed by Garioch Area Committee in Spring 2017 before a recommendation is made to the Education & Children’s Services Committee for a final decision to be taken in Summer 2017. 

The formal consultation process will run alongside the ongoing process of communication and collaboration between officers and all stakeholders in developing the proposed designs. Aberdeenshire Council continue to value the active engagement and positive contribution of parents and staff.

Proposed Site Plan & Landscape Overview:

This drawing shows the currently proposed campus layout, including vehicular and pedestrian access routes, car and bus parking, external facilities, features and furniture. You will note it is proposed that the St Andrew’s School has a dedicated vehicular access via Jackson Street.

Proposed Site Plan & Landscape Overview (pdf 12.9mb)

St Andrew’s School Floor Plan & 3D Overview:

These drawings show the proposed layout of the St Andrew’s School facility. As a result of feedback received during consultation exercises held since August 2016, and the incorporation of good practice observed in other similar facilities, these drawings represent a refined set of proposals which include a dedicated reception/administration, Head Teacher and Depute Head Teacher offices within the St. Andrew’s School area, and a number of classrooms with direct access to toilets.

Floor Plan (pdf 2.13mb)
3D Overview (pdf 8.29mb)

St Andrew’s School Classroom Configuration Options:

This drawing shows different potential configurations of teaching spaces and associated storage. You will note that the floor plans have been developed on the basis of Option 1, which has been well received and allows us to limit clear sight lines within corridors, which is regarded as best practice.

Classroom Configuration Options (pdf 428kb)

St Andrew’s School 3D Internal View:

This drawing provides a view from the Junior Suite Breakout/Dining area, looking into the dedicated St Andrew’s School courtyard.

3D Internal View (pdf 520kb)

St Andrew’s School Key Routes:

This drawing shows the routes by which St Andrew’s School pupils can access various additional specialist practical spaces within the Campus.

Key Routes (pdf 2.84mb)

St Andrew’s School External Areas:

This drawing shows the dedicated external spaces allocated to St Andrew’s School, along with potential options for their configuration. The development of the designs for these areas will be progressed collaboratively, and can include the relocation of equipment from the existing St Andrew’s School site.

External Areas (pdf 4.58mb)

St Andrew’s School 3D External Views:

These external visualisations show how the St Andrew’s School accommodation could look, along with the associated dedicated external spaces.

3D External View 01 – Overview (jpeg 1.16mb)
3D External View 02 – Courtyard (jpeg 1.01mb)
3D External View 03 - South Elevation (jpeg 868kb)

Aberdeenshire Schools Enhanced Provision The Relocation of Newtonhill School Enhanced Provision Centre to Portlethen Primary School, Portlethen

Aberdeenshire Council is in the process of putting in place a new model for enhanced provision in primary and secondary schools based on nine areas within Aberdeenshire. Enhanced provision means that local schools have enhanced levels of resources for pupils with additional support needs, such as sensory rooms and life skills areas, as well as support for learning staff who have an enhanced level of expertise. At the moment the enhanced provision centre for the Portlethen and Stonehaven clusters is located at Newtonhill School, Newtonhill. It is proposed that the primary enhanced provision centre at Newtonhill is relocated to Portlethen Primary School where the need is greatest. The proposal has been put forward to address existing and future needs within Portlethen and should not result in any significant change to the existing roll either at Portlethen Primary School or Newtonhill School. Statutory consultation begins on Friday 10 June 2016 and ends on Friday 16 September 2016. Members of the public can access an online survey. Written comments can be emailed to Enhancedprovisionproject@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or posted to Rhona Jarvis, Quality Improvement Manager: Enhanced Provision, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB16 5GB.

Final Proposal Document - Enhanced Provision Project Statutory Consultation Newtonhill Portlethen June 2016 (pdf 144KB)

Aberdeenshire Schools Enhanced Provision The Establishment of an Enhanced Provision Centre at Mill O' Forest School, Stonehaven

Aberdeenshire Council is currently putting in place a new model for enhanced provision based on nine areas within Aberdeenshire. Enhanced provision means that local schools have enhanced levels of resources for pupils with additional support needs, such as sensory rooms and life skills areas, as well as support for learning staff who have an enhanced level of expertise. Each school cluster will have a primary and secondary enhanced provision centre and each area will have a community resource hub. The aim is to provide targeted support for all learners in local schools and make sure extra help is located where the need is greatest. The new model aims to increase capacity at both the school and cluster level and will make sure there is more consistency and more equal access to quality provision across Aberdeenshire. At the moment, the enhanced provision centre for the Portlethen and Stonehaven clusters is at Newtonhill School. The only cluster without primary enhanced provision is Stonehaven and this proposal is to develop a new primary enhanced provision centre at Mill O’ Forest School in the town. Statutory consultation begins on Friday 10 June 2016 and ends on Friday 16 September 2016. Members of the public can access an online survey. Written comments can be emailed to Enhancedprovisionproject@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or posted to Rhona Jarvis, Quality Improvement Manager: Enhanced Provision, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB16 5GB.

Final Proposal Document - Enhanced Provision Project Statutory Consultation Mill O' Forest June 2016 (pdf 132KB)

Rezoning of the Primary School catchment areas in Stonehaven

Proposals are currently being developed for new catchment areas in the Stonehaven Primary School network. Public engagement sessions were held in Stonehaven Library and Mackie Academy Library on Wednesday 18th May 2016. Further engagement sessions will take place in June at the following locations: Mill O'Forest School - 21st June 2016, 3pm - 4.30pm; Arduthie School - 22nd June 2016, 2.30pm - 4.30pm; Dunnottar School - 28th June, 9am - 10.30am.  The feedback from these sessions will feed into the proposals which will be included in a statutory consultation after the summer holidays. The maps in the consultation can be viewed as pdf files below:

Proposed Catchment Zone - Arduthie pdf

Proposed Catchment Zone - Arduthie (Town) pdf

Proposed Catchment Zone - Dunnottar School pdf

Proposed Catchment Zone - Mill O'Forest pdf

Proposed Catchment Zone - Mill O'Forest (Town) pdf

Rezoning of the Primary School catchment areas in Ellon

An online survey is currently available to gather views on the current catchment areas for schools in the Ellon Primary School network. The survey seeks to find out any areas that may need to change before developing a set of options for informal engagement sessions. The dualling of the AWPR between Balmedie and Tipperty may affect how easily families living nearby can get to their zoned school and so views are being sought on that as well.

The survey can be accessed here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EllonPrimarySchoolNetwork 


Recently Closed Consultations

Review of Mintlaw Network Primary School Zones

Aberdeenshire Council have consulted on new school catchment areas for six primary schools in the Mintlaw Network. These were Stuartfield, Mintlaw Primary, Pitfour, Maud, Fetterangus and Longside.  The catchment areas or zones determine which school a pupil should attend, based upon where they live. This consultation ran from 5th October 2016 until 2nd December 2016.

It is proposed that the catchment areas for Mintlaw Primary School, Pitfour School and Stuartfield School are amended with effect from August 2017. The catchment areas for Maud School, Fetterangus School and Longside School may be altered with effect from August 2017 in line with the changes to Mintlaw, Pitfour and Stuartfield Schools.

The proposal document can be found below. Aberdeenshire Council have considered all responses to the consultation and a report with recommendations can be found below. This report will be considered by Buchan Area Committee in January 2017 and then by the Education & Children's Services Committee in February 2017 when a final decision will be made on whether to implement the changes with effect from August 2016.

Review of Mintlaw Primary Network Zones Proposal    

Review of Mintlaw Primary Network Zones Report

Mintlaw Review Public Meeting Minutes

The following maps show the current catchment areas and options consulted upon.

Current Catchments Map

Stuartfield Current Catchment

Maud Current Catchment

Mintlaw Primary Current Catchment

Pitfour Current Catchment

Pitfour Recommended Catchment

Mintlaw Primary Recommended Catchment

Maud Recommended Catchment

Stuartfield Recommended Catchment

Network Overview Recommended 

 

Rezoning of the Primary School catchment areas in Westhill

This statutory consultation ran from 14 August 2015 until 9 October 2015 on the proposal to rezone the primary school catchment areas in Westhill.

The proposal document can be found below. Aberdeenshire Council have considered all responses to the consultation and a report with recommendations can be found below. This report was considered by Garioch Area Committee in January 2016 and then by the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee in February 2016 when a final decision was made to implement the changes with effect from August 2016.

Westhill Rezoning Consultation Proposal (pdf 4.85MB)

Westhill Rezoning Consultation Report (pdf 1.43MB)

Westhill Rezoning Public Meeting Minutes (doc 94kb)

The new catchment areas approved through the consultation can be found in the table below.

Crombie School - New Catchment

Elrick School - New Catchment

Skene School - New Catchment

Westhill Primary School - New Catchment

 

Relocation of Inverurie Market Place School

This statutory consultation ran from 1 June 2015 until 3 September 2015 on the proposal to relocate Inverurie Market Place School from it's current location on Market Place, Inverurie to a new school at Uryside, Inverurie.

The proposal document can be found below. Aberdeenshire Council have considered all responses to the consultation and a report with recommendations can be found below. This report was considered by Garioch Area Committee in January 2016 and then by the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee in February 2016 when a decision was made approving the relocation of Inverurie Market Place School.

Inverurie Market Place Consultation Report (177kb)

Inverurie Market Place Consultation Proposal (2MB)

Inverurie Market Place Public Meeting Minutes (75kb)

Crimond School and Kellands School Dyslexia Units

This statutory consultation proposes the redesign of the support and reallocation of the dyslexia units at Kellands and Crimond Schools to an area model. The consultation ran from 6 January 2015 to 26 February 2015.

Public meetings were held on Tuesday 3rd February at Crimond School at 6.30pm and Wednesday 4th February at Kellands School at 6.30pm.

The proposal document can be found below, along with Aberdeenshire Council's report on the consultation which includes Education Scotland's report. This report was considered by Garioch and Buchan Area Committees in April 2015 and by the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee in May and August 2015 in order for a final decision to be made.

Enhanced Provision Consultation Proposal

Crimond School and Kellands School Dyslexia Units Consultation Final Report  

On 27 August 2015, the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee made the decision to close the two dyslexia units as per the recommendations in the consultation report. Aberdeenshire Council has notified the Scottish Government of its decision.

The Scottish Government called in Aberdeenshire Council's decision and it was considered by the School Closure Review Panel. On 23 November 2015 the panel decided to overturn Aberdeenshire Council's decision to close the units.

Enhanced Provision at Newtonhill, Portlethen and Mill O'Forest Schools

This statutory consultation proposes the relocation of the enhanced provision centre for the Portlethen Network from Newtonhill School to Portlethen Primary School, and the creation of a new enhanced provision centre for the Stonehaven network at Mill O'Forest School. The consultation ran from Monday 24 August 2015 to Friday 9 October 2015 .

Three public meetings were held at the following venues at 6.30 pm on the dates stated:
• Portlethen Primary School, Portlethen – Tuesday 1 September 2015
• Newtonhill Primary School, Newtonhill – Thursday 3 September 2015
• Mill O’ Forest Primary School, Stonehaven – Tuesday 8 September 2015

 The proposal document can be found below

Portlethen & Stonehaven Enhanced Provision Consultation Proposal (pdf 140kb)


Relocation of Markethill School, Turriff

This statutory consultation ran from 30 March 2015 until 29 May 2015 on the proposal to relocate Markethill School, Turriff from it's current location on Baden Powell Road to a new school at Meadowbank Road, Turriff.

The proposal document can be found below along with Aberdeenshire Council's report on the consultation, which included Education Scotland's report. This report was considered by the Formartine Area Committee in September 2015 and by the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee in October 2015 when a decision was made to implement the proposal on completion of the new school.

Markethill Consultation Proposal (pdf 106kb)

Markethill School Replacement Consultation Report (pdf 137kb)


 

Review of Banchory Primary School and Hill of Banchory School Zones

This statutory consultation ran from 4 March 2015 until 30 April 2015 on the proposal to realign the boundary between the Banchory Primary School and Hill of Banchory School catchment areas, around the Lochside of Leys housing development.

The proposal document can be found below along with Aberdeenshire Council's report on the consultation which includes Education Scotland's report. This report was considered by the Marr Area Committee in August 2015 and by the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee in August 2015 when a final decision was made to implement the changes from 31 August 2015.

Banchory Consultation Proposal (pdf 494kb)

Banchory Consultation Report (pdf 253kb)

The maps in the consultation can be viewed as pdf files below:

New Banchory Overview Approved

 


Rezoning of Portlethen Primary School Network and Provision of Additional School at Hillside, Portlethen

This statutory consultation ran from 5 January 2015 until 27 February 2015 on the proposal to deliver an additional primary school at Hillside, Portlethen; the creation of a catchment area for the proposed school and a subsequent rezoning of the remaining schools within the Portlethen Primary School network.

The proposal document can be found below along with Aberdeenshire Council's report on the consultation which includes Education Scotland's report. This report was considered by the Kincardine & Mearns Area Committee in June 2015 and by the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee in August 2015 when a final decision was made to implement these changes from August 2016.

Portlethen Consultation Proposal (pdf 3.5MB)

Portlethen Consultation Report (pdf 206kb)

The maps in the consultation can be viewed as pdf files below.

Zone for Hillside School from August 2016

New Portlethen Zone from August 2016

New Fishermoss Zone from August 2016

New Newtonhill Zone from August 2016

New Banchory Devenick Zone from August 2016

 

 


Review of Kintore Primary School Zones

This statutory consultation ran from 13 October 2014 until 12 December 2014 on a change to the catchment area of Kintore School in order to create a new catchment area for the new school that will be built in the Midmill area of Kintore.

The proposal document can be found below, along with Aberdeenshire Council's report on the consultation which includes Education Scotland's report. These were considered by the Garioch Area Committee and the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee in May 2015 when a decision was made to implement the changes from August 2016:

Kintore Consultation Report.pdf (pdf 382kb)

Kintore Public Meeting Minutes.pdf (pdf 97.1kb)


 

Rezoning of the Peterhead Primary School Network

This statutory consultation ran from 1 September 2014 until 17 October 2014 on a number of changes to the catchment areas of primary schools within the Peterhead network.

The proposal document can be found below, along with Aberdeenshire Council's report on the consultation which includes Education Scotland's report. These were considered by the Buchan Area Committee in January 2015 and the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee in February 2015 when a decision was made to implement the changes from August 2015:

Peterhead Consultation Report Final (pdf 503kb)

Peterhead Consultation Proposal Final (pdf 4.69MB)

 

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