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Consultation on school catchments

Press release   •   Nov 17, 2016 09:05 GMT

Public consultation will get under way next week on relatively minor changes to the catchment areas of some schools in and around Elgin.

Within the past year councillors have approved revised zones for Elgin primary schools and for Moray’s secondary schools.

Since then parents and members of the public have made further suggestions which has prompted education officers to recommend a number of minor adjustments to the catchment areas of Bishopmill, Seafield, West End, Linkwood and Lhanbryde primary schools as well as Elgin Academy, Elgin High and Milne’s High.

Moray Council’s children and young people’s services committee was told the proposed changes would effectively ‘tidy up’ the school catchment areas within – and bordering – Elgin.

The consultation period will begin on Monday, November 21 and continue until 5pm on Friday, January 20, with a public meeting taking place at Elgin Town Hall on Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm.

The catchment proposals can be accessed at or from the Moray Council access point in Elgin or from any of the schools themselves.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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