Village school consultation opens

Thursday 13 February 2020

A statutory consultation has been launched to get views on proposals to change the admissions and pupil placement policy for Inverclyde's village schools. 

The consultation, which runs until Wednesday 25 March, proposes two changes that would affect the three village schools –  Inverkip, Kilmacolm and Wemyss Bay.

Inverclyde Council’s education convener, Councillor Jim Clocherty, said: “The consultation proposes two changes to the policy on admissions affecting our village schools.  It is important that we hear the views of anyone with an interest in this including parents and carers, pupils and anyone connected with the schools affected.  I would encourage as many people as possible to take part in this important consultation.”

The council is consulting on changes to the 'policy on admission and pupil placement in mainstream schools' for the transition from village primary schools to secondary schools.

The statutory consultation document is available at all early years establishments in Inverclyde (including those working in partnership with the council), all primary schools associated with Inverclyde Academy, St. Columba’s High School, Port Glasgow High School and St. Stephen’s High School, the council's education services office in Wallace Place, Greenock and customer service centre in Clyde Square, Greenock and in all council libraries.

The detailed proposal is available online at the council's consultation hub where people can also complete the survey and have their say online at: https://inverclyde.citizenspace.com/schools/village-schools 

The 3 public meetings will now be held on:

  • Tuesday 25 February 2020 in Port Glasgow Community Campus at 6pm
  • Thursday 27 February 2020 in St. Columba’s High School at 6pm
  • Wednesday 4 March 2020 in Wemyss Bay Primary School at 6pm

Page last updated: 25 February 2020