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THE CLOSURE OF BRAEVIEW ACADEMY AND CRAIGIE HIGH SCHOOL AND THE RE-DELINEATION OF EXISTING SCHOOL CATCHMENTS TO FORM A NEW SINGLE CATCHMENT AREA FOR A NEW JOINT SECONDARY SCHOOL/COMMUNITY LEARNING CAMPUS FROM AUGUST 2024; AND THE EXPANSION OF THE CATCHMENT AREA FOR GROVE ACADEMY FROM AUGUST 2024 TO EMBRACE THE CURRENT CRAIGIEBARNS PRIMARY SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA.
It was agreed by Committee that the Council should now proceed with the proposal with a revised implementation date of August 2025. The minute of the Children and Families Service Committee of the 25 January has now been placed on the Council website, the consultation report on the proposal is also available on the website. The Council must now wait a further 8-week period within which a call-in notice may be issued in respect to the proposal by Scottish Ministers.
This notice is now to advise that Scottish Ministers have been informed of Dundee City Council’s decision to implement the closure proposal with the revised implementation date. Under the terms of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 ('the 2010 Act'), a period of 3 weeks begins from the date of the decision by Dundee City Council to implement the closure proposal with the revised implementation date during which time representations may be made to the Scottish Ministers. Relevant representations will be taken account of by the Scottish Ministers in considering whether to issue a call-in notice. This 3 week period for submitting representations extends to and includes Monday 15th February 2021 on which date the 3 week period ends.
If you send in your representation you may have included personal information about yourself such as your email address, postal address and other sensitive personal data in support of your representation.
Representations can be emailed to:
or in writing:
School Infrastructure Unit
Area 2B North
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ
The removal of Invergowrie Primary Schools status as an associated primary to Harris Academy from August 2021
The revision of catchment areas for Ancrum Road Primary School, Blackness Primary School, Camperdown Primary School, Tayview Primary School and Victoria Park Primary School from August 2021
Views have been sought on a proposal for the realignment of the catchment areas of Harris Academy’s feeder schools and the removal of Invergowrie Primary as an associated primary.
Further consultation on the proposals took place in August after the original period was cut short due to the coronavirus-related closure of schools in March. Following this, a revised proposal based on feedback was published last month.
It included a section on educational benefits for Invergowrie Primary School pupils if the proposal is approved and further clarity on projected pupil numbers.
A three-week period of consultation on the revised proposal opened between Wednesday November 18 and Wednesday December 9 for comments to come forward.
Education Scotland has also conducted its own engagement with stakeholders.
At the end of this exercise, and after careful consideration of any additional comments received, the council is now publishing the completed consultation report.
The link below will direct you to the consultation report for the Harris Academy proposals, including Education Scotland’s findings.
The report is also available at your child’s school.
In the consultation report, the following recommendations are made: The removal of Invergowrie Primary Schools status as an associated primary to Harris Academy for session 2022/23, from August 2022;
The revision of catchment areas for Ancrum Road Primary School, Blackness Primary School, Camperdown Primary School, Tayview Primary School and Victoria Park Primary School for session 2022/23, August 2022.
A three-week period will now be taken by the council in order to comply with the requirements of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.
Any final decision on approval of these recommendations will be considered by the council’s Children and Families Services committee in March 2021.
The maps below show the existing and proposed catchments for Harris Academy Cluster Primary Schools. Please use these to help understand how the proposed changes may affect you.
The link below will direct you to the revised proposal paper.