School consultations and proposals

Skipness Primary School consultation - March 2020

Argyll and Bute Council is seeking views on a proposal that education provision at Skipness Primary School be discontinued with effect from 28th October 2020.

It is proposed to close Skipness Primary School, zone pupils to Tarbert Primary School and realign its catchment area.

On 12th March 2020, Argyll and Bute Council’s Community Services Committee agreed that a consultation with all stakeholders be undertaken on the proposal.  This  will be undertaken under the terms of the Schools (Consultation)(Scotland) Act 2010 (“the Act”).

You can read the proposal documents here:

The consultation period will start on 19th March 2019 and end on 15th May 2020. Written representations must be received by this date in order to be taken into account.

Archived School consultations - 2019

Ardchattan Primary School

Following the decision of the Community Services Committee on 5th September 2019 to approve the proposal to close Ardchattan Primary School, the Council informed Scottish Ministers of this decision in accordance with Section 15 (2) of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010. 

 Scottish Ministers conclude that having reviewed the Council’s Proposal Paper and Consultation Report, they consider that the Council have fulfilled their obligations under the 2010 Act and consequently have decided not to issue a call-in notice for this proposal. 

 Education provision has therefore be discontinued from Ardchattan Primary School as of 31st October 2019.  

Ashfield Primary School

Following the decision of the Community Services Committee on 5th September 2019 to approve the proposal to close Ashfield Primary School, the Council informed Scottish Ministers of this decision in accordance with Section 15 (2) of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010. 

 Scottish Ministers conclude that having reviewed the Council’s Proposal Paper and Consultation Report, they consider that the Council have fulfilled their obligations under the 2010 Act and consequently have decided not to issue a call-in notice for this proposal. 

 Education provision has therefore be discontinued from Ashfield Primary School as of 31st October 2019. 

Rezoning of St Columba’s Primary School

Following the decision of the Community Services Committee on 5th September 2019 approving the rezoning of St Columba’s Primary School, the catchment area of St Columba’s Primary School will be rezoned to match the current mainland catchment area for Oban High School, with effect from 6th October 2019.