Education chiefs aim for a ‘tidy up’ of school catchment areas

Consultation on minor changes to school catchment areas.
Consultation on minor changes to school catchment areas.

MINOR CHANGES TO SCHOOL catchment areas in and around Elgin are to be put out for public consultation before any final decisions are taken by Moray Council.

Councillors have over the last year approved revised zones for Elgin primary schools and for Secondary schools throughout the region.

However, since then parents and members of the public have put forward further suggestions – and these have in turn prompted education officers to recommend some minor changes to the catchment areas for Bishopmill, Seafield, West End, Linkwood and Lhanbryde primary schools.

There have also been minor adjustments suggested for Elgin Academy, Elgin High and Milne’s High schools.

The children and young people’s services committee have been told that the proposed changes would ‘tidy up’ school catchment arrangements inside and bordering Elgin.

The consultation period will begin on Monday, November 21 and continue until 5pm on Friday, January 20, with a public meeting taking place at Elgin Town Hall on Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm.

The catchment proposals can be accessed at or from the Moray Council access point in Elgin or from any of the schools themselves.