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Dundee City Council are consulting on the proposal to change the catchment areas for Harris Academy’s cluster primary schools. The proposed new catchment areas will better reflect the communities that these schools serve. The primary schools affected are

  • Ancrum Road Primary School
  • Blackness Primary School
  • Camperdown Primary School
  • Tayview Primary School
  • Victoria Park Primary School

In addition, Dundee City Council propose to end the associated status of Invergowrie Primary School with Harris Academy; pupils from Invergowrie Primary School, who live in Perth and Kinross Council, would no longer have priority 1 status to attend Harris Academy.

Full details of this proposal are available here.

The maps below show the existing and proposed catchments for Harris Academy Cluster Primary Schools.

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Dundee City Council has examined where pupils who attend all five of these primary schools actually live. The results of this analysis are shown as ‘heatmaps’ in the full proposal. These heatmaps show that the existing catchment boundaries do not reflect the communities that these primary schools serve. The proposed changes would help to overcome this inconsistency.

The proposed changes would come into effect from August 2021. They would not affect existing pupils at these schools, only new pupils: those either starting P1 or moving into the schools in other stages. If a child has older brothers or sisters already at these schools then they will retain their priority 1 status.

Projections for future secondary school rolls indicate that Harris Academy will be able to accommodate pupils living within its Dundee City Council catchment area. However, it will not be able in future to accommodate pupils attending from Invergowrie in the neighbouring local authority.

Dundee City Council invite you to consider the full proposal and would like to hear your views. There are two public meetings, combined with drop-in sessions (view dates and locations) where members of the public can find out more details about the proposal and express their opinions.

We also welcome written feedback.

This can be sent by email to children.families@dundeecity.gov.uk or by post to:

Mr Paul Clancy, Executive Director of Children and Families
Floor 2, Dudhope Castle
Dudhope Park, Barrack Road
Dundee DD3 6HF

The consultation closes on Friday 27th March 2020

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