Statutory Consultation on options to address south Edinburgh primary school capacity

A consultation on Options to Address Primary School Capacity and Accommodation Pressures in South Edinburgh has begun this week. The public consultation period will run until Tuesday 6 October 2015.

The options proposed have direct implications for several south Edinburgh schools, including South Morningside Primary. Further information can be found on the council website.

Four public meetings will be held in respect of the proposals at the venues, dates and times listed below:

  • South Morningside Primary School. Thursday  3 September 2015. 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • James Gillespie’s Primary School. Tuesday 8 September 2015. 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Bruntsfield Primary School. Tuesday 22 September 2015. 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • St Peter’s RC Primary School. Tuesday 29 September 2015. 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Consultation on new south Edinburgh primary school approved by council

A public consultation will commence in August 2015 to consider options to deal with the primary school capacity issues in south Edinburgh.

There are three options outlined:

  1. establish a new primary school on the combined site of the existing South Morningside Primary School Deanbank temporary annexe and the adjacent Oaklands Care Home;
  2. extend the capacity of South Morningside to four streams by establishing a permanent annexe of the school accommodating the nursery to P3 stages on the combined site of the existing Deanbank temporary annexe and the Oaklands Care Home; or
  3. maintain and improve the existing accommodation arrangements by permanently establishing South Morningside’s Deanbank temporary annexe including the provision of a new gym and relocating the South Morningside Primary School nursery to the Deanbank site.

You can read today’s statement on the council’s website. The full 77-page council report is also available for download.