Burnbrae consultation launched

Tuesday May 9th 2017

Burnbrae Primary consulation

Give Midlothian council your views on the proposal for Burnbrae Primary School.

The council has launched a consultation to get local people’s views on the proposal to use capacity at the new school campus on the site of the former Hopefield Primary School in Bonnyrigg for all nursery and Primary 1 pupils at Burnbrae Primary School. Subject to a separate consultation running at the same time, the rest of the campus will be the replacement St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School.

If approved, using the capacity for Burnbrae’s early learning will happen when the new campus opens, planned for the 2018/19 school session.

The proposal would mean that:

Burnbrae Primary School will operate over two sites under the management of one head teacher; all nursery and Primary 1 school pupils attending Burnbrae Primary School will attend the Hopefield campus on Rosewell Road, and all Primary 2 to Primary 7 school pupils attending Burnbrae Primary School will attend the existing school building on Burnbrae Road.

The consultation will run for six weeks from 8 May until Tuesday 20 June 2017.

Paper copies of the consultation proposal document will be at Burnbrae Primary School and the Lasswade Centre.

You can fill in the survey online HERE.

Paper copies of the survey can be returned to any Midlothian library or school. You can also email: educationconsultation@midlothian.gov.uk or post them to:

Sandra Banks, Midlothian Council, Education, Communities & Economy, Freepost SCO 622, Dalkeith EH22 OBR.

To hear more about the Burnbrae proposal come along to the public meeting at the school on Wednesday 31 May from 19:00 to 20:30.

Once the consultation period is over, the views gathered will be considered by the council and Education Scotland.

The final consultation report will then be published in both electronic and printed form at least 3 weeks before Council makes a decision on the proposal.

The council anticipates that the final consultation report, setting out a recommendation, will be presented to the meeting of the full Council on 26 September 2017.

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