Proposal to close Hobkirk Primary School

Closes 2 May 2019

Opened 7 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:

  • Hobkirk Primary School is permanently closed; and
  • If the school is closed, the catchment area for Hobkirk Primary School is permanently zoned to Denholm Primary School

Why We Are Consulting

Hobkirk Primary School was mothballed in 2015 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



  • Cheviot - Jedburgh
  • Teviot & Liddesdale - Denholm
  • Teviot & Liddesdale - Hawick
  • Teviot & Liddesdale - Newcastleton
  • Teviot & Liddesdale - Rural


  • Carers
  • Children and Young People
  • Councillors
  • Elected Members
  • Parents/carers
  • Residents
  • Teaching/education staff
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Community councils
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