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Education consultations

View details of current school consultations:

Merger of Dales Park and Meethill Schools

The council is proposing that education provision at the existing Dales Park and Meethill Schools should be discontinued with effect from July 2025. Existing and future pupils of Dales Park and Meethill Schools should continue their education within the new Peterhead Community Campus located at Kinmundy Road, Peterhead from August 2025.

The consultation will run from 7th December 2020 until 26th February 2021, and any written comments on the proposal must be received by Aberdeenshire Council within this period for them to be taken into account.

Please complete the merger of Dales Park and Meethill online survey to take part of the consultation.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to hold the face to face public meeting, however, the virtual meeting will take place as planned on 3rd February 2021 at 6.30pm via Microsoft Teams. Join the virtual meeting on consultation of Merger of Dales Park and Meethill Schools.

If you are using a mobile device, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams app ahead of the meeting as the web version is not supported. If you are using a laptop or desktop we recommend you use the web version. 

If you would like to submit any questions in advance of the meeting please email learningestates@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

To find out more about the proposal, view merger of Dales Park and Meethill Schools consultation documents.

Relocation of Anna Ritchie School

The council is proposing that education provision at the existing Anna Ritchie School should be discontinued with effect from July 2025. Existing and future pupils of Anna Ritchie School should continue their education at the new Peterhead Community Campus located at Kinmundy, Peterhead from August 2025.

The consultation will run from 7th December 2020 until 26th February 2021. You can complete the relocation of Anna Ritchie School online survey. Please submit all comments on the proposals by this date so we can take them into account.

To find out more about the proposal, view relocation of Anna Ritchie School consultation documents.

Closure of Strachan School

The council proposed to discontinue education at Strachan School which is currently mothballed and re-assign its catchment area to that of either Banchory Primary School and/or Finzean School.

The consultation ran from 7th January 2020 to 28th February 2020. A public meeting was held at Strachan Village Hall on 6th February 2020.

Following the statutory consultation period, the council submitted the consultation proposal, all responses and relevant documentation to Education Scotland for consideration and Education Scotland produced a report on the proposal addressing the educational aspects of the proposal.

Aberdeenshire Council’s report on the context of the Education Scotland report, responses to representations and officer recommendation on the proposal will be submitted to Marr Area Committee in December 2020 then onto Educations and Children’s Services Committee in January 2021 for consideration and recommendation. Full Council will be asked to make a decision upon the report in due course.

To find all documents and reports, view closure of Strachan School consultation documents.