Proposal to Create a New Non-Denominational Primary School at Calderwood, East Calder and Associated Proposals

West Lothian Council agreed, on 23 April 2019, to undertake formal consultation on the proposals to (i) establish a new non-denominational primary school at Calderwood, East Calder, (ii) review admission arrangements to establish the catchment area for the new school, (iii) review admission arrangements arising from non-denominational primary school catchment area variations at East Calder Primary School and (iv) review transition arrangements from Primary to Secondary School.

Statutory Consultation

In terms of the Schools (Consultation)(Scotland) Act 2010 (the Act), any proposed changes to a school estate in this case creation of a new education establishment and review of admission arrangements arising from school catchment area variations, requires Statutory Public Consultation.

The Consultation involves all key stakeholders and statutory consultees as detailed in Schedule 2 of the Act, this includes parents/carers/children and staff of East Calder Primary School.

Consultation Paper

The consultation paper is available electronically on the attached link Icon for pdf Calderwood Primary School Consultation Document [5.34MB] and will be made available in paper format for uplift from the Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF. Paper copies can also be requested from the undernoted West Lothian Council Contact.

Consultation Period

The Consultation period will run from Thursday 26 September 2019 until Friday 15 November 2019.

This timescale adheres to the statutory consultation period for such circumstances which is a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks and include at least 30 school days.

Public Consultation Meeting

Public consultation meetings give interested parties opportunity to express their views on the proposal.

A public meeting will be held in respect of this proposal at:

East Calder Primary School     Thursday 24 October 2019, 6.30pm-8.00pm  

West Lothian Council Contact

During the consultation period any views on this proposal can be sent in writing to:

Melanie Laurie
Education Services
Civic Centre
Howden Road South
EH54 6FF

Responses can also be made by e-mail to education.consultation@westlothian.gov.uk

All interested parties are invited to submit their comments on or before 5.00pm Friday 15 November 2019.