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Proposal to Close Riverside Primary School and Letham Primary School and Replace them with a New School on the Riverside Site

The consultation has now closed. A decision will be made by West Lothian Council Education Executive on 25 June 2024.

Proposal

West Lothian Council's Education Executive at its meeting on 16 January 2024 authorised West Lothian Council's Education Services to commence statutory consultation on the proposals to (i) establish a new non‚Äźdenominational primary school at the Riverside Site, Craigshill, (ii) review the catchment area for the new Craigshill school to include both Riverside Primary School and Letham Primary School catchments, (iii) close Riverside Primary School and Letham 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 creation of a new education establishment, review of admission arrangements arising from school catchment area variations and closure of a school 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 Letham Primary School and Riverside Primary School.


Consultation Paper

The consultation document outlining the proposal is available here:  Proposal to Close Riverside PS and Letham PS and Replace with a New School [2MB]


Consultation Period

The public consultation period relating to the proposal has now closed. A public meeting to discuss the consultation document was held on Monday 4 March 2024 at Letham Primary School (6-7pm) and at Riverside Primary School (7.15-8.15pm).


Decision

A decision will be made by West Lothian Council Education Executive on 25 June 2024.