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Proposal to Relocate Hopefield Nursery School

West Lothian Council Education Executive agreed the proposal on 17 January 2023.


West Lothian Council agreed, on 6 September 2022, to undertake formal consultation on the proposal to relocate Hopefield Nursery School to Blackburn Primary School.

Statutory Consultation

In terms of the Schools (Consultation)(Scotland) Act 2010 (the Act), any proposed changes to a school estate in this case relocation of an education establishment, requires Statutory Public Consultation.

The Consultation involves the parents/carers/children and staff of Hopefield Nursery School, Blackburn Primary School, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School as well as all other key stakeholders associated with the nursery and statutory consultees as detailed in Schedule 2 of the Act.

Consultation Paper

Blackburn Nursery Consultation Document [335KB]  

Reports of Consultation

The following report details the findings of the public consultation period including the report from Education Scotland  Final Report on the Consultation to Relocate Hopefield NS to Blackburn PS [535KB]

Consultation Period

The Consultation period has now closed.  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.


West Lothian Council Education Executive agreed the proposal on 17 January 2023.  For more information see the Education Executive report on WLC Coins:  Coins Report - Item 10 - Outcome of proposed relocation of Hopefield NS to Blackburn PS (opens new window)