Proposal to Establish New Denominational Secondary School at Winchburgh and Associated Proposals

West Lothian Council agreed, on 12 November 2019, to undertake formal consultation on the proposals to (i) establish a new -denominational secondary school at Winchburgh, (ii) review admission arrangements to establish the catchment area for the new school, (iii) review admission arrangements arising from denominational secondary school catchment area variations at St. Kentigern's Academy and St. Margaret's Academy (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 St. Kentigern's Academy and St. Margaret's Academy and associated primary schools.

Consultation Paper

The consultation paper is available to download - Icon for pdf Winchburgh Denominational Secondary Consultation [1.84MB] 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 15 November 2019 to 5pm on 13 January 2020.

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:

Holy Family Primary SchoolWednesday 20 November 2019, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
St Nicholas Primary SchoolWednesday 27 November 2019, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
St Joseph's Primary School LinlithgowWednesday 4 December 2019, 6.00pm - 7.30pm

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

All interested parties are invited to submit their comments on or before 5pm on Monday 13 January 2020.

New Winchburgh Schools

Further information on the proposed new Winchburgh Schools can be found via the New Winchburgh Schools page.