The consultation process for choosing a site for the new Campbeltown Grammar School is getting underway on Wednesday 7 November and will finish on Friday 30 November. Whether you are a pupil, parent, member of staff or an interested member of the community it is important to make your views known on the four short listed sites and there will be several opportunities to do so.
Launch night is on Wednesday 7 November and you are invited to Campbeltown Grammar School between 7pm and 9pm to find out more. Council staff will be on hand to explain the site, design and layout options.
Alternatively there are three open days where the same information will be available. These will be held at Aqualibrium in Campbeltown on Thursday 8 November between 10 am and 8pm, Friday 9 November between 10 am and 4pm and on Saturday 10 November between 10 am and 12pm.
Written displays with information on each of the four possible sites will be in Campbeltown Grammar School and the council’s Customer Service Point, in the Burnet Building, throughout the consultation.
You can get involved by filling in a consultation response and sending it back to us. These will be available at each of the events being held and also at Campbeltown Grammar School, any of the local primary schools in the Campbeltown Grammar School catchment area or the Burnet building.
Alternatively, from 7 November, you can complete an online response on the Council’s website and there’ll be more information here during the consultation as well.
Lead Councillor for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Breslin said “This is a significant development for Campbeltown and I would emphasise this is your chance to have your say in the future site for the new secondary school. We are making it as easy as we can for you to get involved so your opinions will contribute to the final decision made by the council.
“We recognise how important the education of your children is and look forward to hearing your views on this exciting investment in the town’s future.”
The four potential sites are the existing Grammar School and playing fields, Kinloch Park, The Meadows playing fields and the combined site of The Meadows playing fields and the ground adjacent to Campbeltown Hospital.
The original list of eleven sites was produced after pupils, staff, councillors, partner agencies like Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA), Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, Argyll and the Isles enterprise, Argyll College and local businesses had their say. An appraisal process was followed which reduced the original eleven sites to the four that are being presented for public consultation.