Minor changes to Elgin school catchment areas set for approval

MORAY COUNCIL HAS now revealed that they are ready to recommend a series of “minor” amendments to catchment areas for schools in and around Elgin.

Following a period of public consultation on the rezoning, the proposals for Bishopmill, Seafield, Lindwood, West End and Lhanbryde primary schools are now ready. There will be some changes also affecting Elgin Academy, Elgin High and Milne’s High.

The proposals are aimed at ‘tidying up’ catchment areas and the consultation period was approved by the children and young people’s services committee. A subsequent survey generated just 24 responses – most of which were in agreement with the proposals.

Education Scotland also said the proposals were of ‘clear educational benefit’ and would help the council to meet its aim of ensuring that the whole of a primary school catchment area would be contained within the catchment area of a single secondary school.

The proposals will go before the full meeting of Moray Council on March 29 for final approval, with a view to their implementation at the start of the next academic year in August.