Education consultations

View details of current school consultations:

Closure of Fisherford School

The council is proposing to discontinue education at Fisherford School, which is currently mothballed, and re-assign its catchment area to either Auchterless School or Rayne North School or splitting the catchment between Auchterless School and Rayne North School.

The consultation will run from 5th February until 29th March 2024 and any written comments on the proposals must be received by the Council within this time in order for them to be taken into account. An online survey about the closure of Fisherford School is available as part of the consultation.

A public meeting to discuss the proposal will be held at Turriff Primary School, Hall, on 6th March 2024 at 6pm.

To find out more about the proposal, view the closure of Fisherford School documents.

Closure of Easterfield School

The council is proposing to discontinue education at Easterfield School, which is currently mothballed, and re-assign its catchment area to either Auchterless School or Turriff Primary School.

The consultation will run from 5th February until 29th March 2024 and any written comments on the proposals must be received by the council within this time in order for them to be taken into account. An online survey about the closure of Easterfield School is available as part of the consultation.

A public meeting to discuss the proposal will be held at Turriff Primary School, Meeting Room, on 5th March 2024 at 6pm.

To find out more about the proposal, view the closure of Easterfield School documents.

Secondary catchment anomaly rezoning at Lumphanan

The council is proposing to rezone the Aboyne Academy catchment to include an area anomaly within the Lumphanan School catchment area currently zoned to Alford Academy.

The consultation ran from 5th September 2023 until 3rd November 2023. A public meeting was held on 14th September 2023 in Lumphanan School. An online survey was part of the consultation.

Following the statutory consultation period, all documentation on the consultation was sent to Education Scotland for consideration and Education Scotland produced a report addressing the educational aspects on the proposal. Officers are reviewing the proposal in the context of the Education Scotland report, survey results, oral and written representations and are producing a final report on the consultation.

The final consultation report will be presented to the Marr Area Committee on 12th March 2024, then to the Education and Children’s Services Committee on 21st March 2024 for the final decision.

To find out more about the proposal, view documents relating to the secondary catchment anomaly rezoning at Lumphanan.