Consultation open on plans to close Stirling school
Written by centralfmnews on September 15, 2021
A public consultation has opened on a proposal to permanently close a Stirling school.
Buchanan Primary has been mothballed since January 2018, after low pupil numbers.
There were no children enrolled at the school in October 2017.
The proposal would see kids in the catchment area attend Drymen Primary from next year.
Convenor of the Children and Young People Committee, Cllr Susan McGill said: “Any decision that is made on the future of Buchanan Primary School will take into account the views of the local community, parents, carers and young people.
“Following a three year period of inactivity, it’s a sensible course of action to open a discussion on whether or not the school should be permanently closed. I encourage everybody with an interest to take part in the public consultation.”
Buchanan Primary School has been mothballed since January 2018 following a steady fall in enrolment over the previous five school sessions, with zero children enrolled at the school in October 2017.
Vice Convenor, Cllr Christine Simpson said: “I welcome the opening of the public consultation on the future of Buchanan Primary School and urge all stakeholders to make sure that their voices are heard.
“The prolonged period of inactivity that has led to the school being mothballed is the basis for the proposals put forward in the consultation, however, any decision made must consider the views of the local community.”