Public consultation on proposals for new Elgin school begin

School consultations being this week

MORAY COUNCIL’S PROPOSALS to create a new primary school serving the fast growing south east of Elgin gets under way this week.

While no decision has been taken on the site on which the new school is to be built, pupils destined for the new school could begin lessons at temporary accommodation from next August.

If it goes ahead the new school will be completed in 2018 – but before that pupils will attend temporary accommodation at the existing East End primary school annexe.

A recent review of primary school zoning in Elgin has settled the catchment area for the new school, which will include nursery provision.

Public consultation beginning this week will continue through to February 4, 2016 and include meetings in Elgin Town Hall on Wednesday, January 6 from 2pm until 3.30pm and from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Parents can view the full consultation document on the Moray Council website  – it is also available from Moray Council headquarters, Elgin library and New Elgin and East End Primary Schools.

A report on the outcome of the consultation will go to the council’s children and young people’s services committee on April 27.