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Secondary schools re-zoning proposals go out to consultation

Press Release   •   Feb 09, 2016 15:03 GMT

Re-zoning proposals for the catchment areas for some of Moray’s secondary schools will be presented to parents and interested parties from today.

The council is proposing to vary the catchment areas for Forres Academy, Lossiemouth High School, Elgin Academy, Elgin High School and Milne’s High School.

Some zones date back to the 1970s and pre-Grampian days, but the development and population growth in Moray since then means these boundaries are increasingly irrelevant. At its meeting on 27 May 2015 Moray Council’s Children and Young People’s Services Committee agreed the key principles for rezoning. The new zone boundaries reflecting these and can be seen here

A period of statutory consultation commences today, 9th February 2016 and ends at 5.00pmon 24th March 2016. This includes a number of public meetings to gather views and discuss the proposals.

Any interested stakeholders that can’t make it to the meetings may respond to the consultation by email to futureschools@moray.gov.uk , or completing the consultation form at www.moray.gov.uk/rezoning or by writing to:

Secondary School Rezoning Consultation

The Moray Council

Community Support Unit

High Street

Elgin IV30 1BX

Maps to show the re-drawn zone boundaries can be accessed here:

In tandem with the re-zoning consultation, the council is seeking feedback on its revised admissions policy. This governs such issues as placement requests. Parents and interested parties can make representations at the same meetings or by the same methods as for the re-zoning.

The final proposals will be submitted to the council’s Children and Young People’s Services Committee, and if approved will be implemented on24th October2016.

All the information is on the council’s website School Rezoning Consultationhttp://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_98117.html#Rezoning Moray Secondary School 20162

Meetings will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday 16th February 2016 Milne’s High, Fochabers 19.00-20.30
Monday 22nd February 2016 Lossiemouth High School 19.00-20.30
Wednesday 24th February Elgin Library (Gallery) 13.30-15.00
Wednesday 24th February Elgin Library (Gallery) 18.30-20.00

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 92,500 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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