Proposal to close Eccles Leitholm Primary School

Closes 10 May 2019

Opened 14 Mar 2019


Details of the Proposal

It is proposed, subject to the outcome of this statutory consultation process as set out in the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended, that:

  • Eccles Leitholm Primary School is permanently closed; and
  • If the school is closed, the catchment area for Eccles Leitholm Primary School is permanently re-zoned to either Coldstream Primary School or Swinton Primary School

Why We Are Consulting

Eccles Leitholm Primary School was mothballed in 2016 following a significant drop in pupil numbers. Since mothballing the Council has monitored the school and education provision in the area. An Options Appraisal has been completed considering all reasonable options regarding the school's future. This Appraisal indicated that the most appropriate option was the permanent closure of the school.

The Council is now seeking your views on the proposals and options prior to making a final decision regarding the future of the school.

A copy of the Proposal Paper, the Options Appraisal and a response form can be accessed through the links below.

Give Us Your Views



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