Education consultations

View details of current school consultations:

Closure of Longhaven School

Aberdeenshire Council is proposing to discontinue education at Longhaven School, which is currently mothballed, and re-assign its catchment area to either Boddam School and/or Port Erroll School.

The statutory consultation ran from 7th December 2021 until 24th February 2022. This covered the required minimum of 30 days term time consultation.

Two virtual public meetings to discuss the proposal were held on 24th January 2022 and 25th January 2022. An online survey was available as part of the consultation.

Following the statutory consultation period, officers submitted the proposal document, survey results, written and oral representations, and other relevant documentation to Education Scotland for their consideration. Education Scotland produced a report addressing educational aspects of the proposal. 

Officers reviewed the proposal in the context of the Education Scotland report, survey results, oral and written representations and produced a final report on the consultation.

The consultation report will be presented at Buchan Area Committee on 19th April 2022. Education and Children’s Services Committee will then consider the report on 9th June 2022 and the final decision on the proposal will be made by Full Council on 30th June 2022.

To find out more about the proposal, view the Longhaven School closure consultation documents.

Closure of Gartly School

The council is proposing to discontinue education at Gartly School, which is currently mothballed, and re-assign its catchment area to either Rhynie or Kennethmont School.

The consultation ran from 7th December 2021 until 23rd March 2022.

We held public meetings online on 25th and 26th January 2022 and in person on 15th March 2022.

To find out more about the proposal, view the Gartly School closure consultation documents