Proposal to Establish New Non-Denominational Secondary School at Winchburgh and Associated Proposals
West Lothian Council Education Executive agreed the proposal on 21 January 2020.
West Lothian Council agreed, on 23 April 2019, to undertake formal consultation on the proposals to (i) establish a new non-denominational secondary school at Winchburgh, (ii) review admission arrangements to establish the catchment area for the new school, (iii) review admission arrangements arising from non-denominational secondary school catchment area variations at Linlithgow Academy and Broxburn Academy and (iv) review transition arrangements from Primary to Secondary School.
In terms of the Schools (Consultation)(Scotland) Act 2010 (the Act), any proposed changes to a school estate in this case creation of a new education establishment and review of admission arrangements arising from school catchment area variations, requires Statutory Public Consultation.
The Consultation involves all key stakeholders and statutory consultees as detailed in Schedule 2 of the Act, this includes parents/carers/children and staff of Linlithgow Academy and Broxburn Academy and associated primary schools.
The consultation paper is available electronically on the attached link Winchburgh Non-Denominational Secondary School Consultation Document [9MB] and will be made available in paper format for uplift from the Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF. Paper copies can also be requested from the undernoted West Lothian Council Contact.
Reports on Consultation
Establishment of New Non-Denominational Secondary School at Winchburgh and Associated Proposals - A Report of the Statutory Consultation [248KB]
West Lothian Council - School consultation - New Secondary School at Winchburgh [144KB]
The Consultation period has now closed.
This timescale adhered to the statutory consultation period for such circumstances which is a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks and include at least 30 school days.
New Winchburgh Schools
Further information on the proposed new Winchburgh Schools can be found via the following link New Winchburgh Schools (opens new window)
West Lothian Council Education Executive agreed the proposal on 21 January 2020. For more information see the Education executive report on WLC Coins: Coins Report - Non Denominational Winchburgh (opens new window)