Statutory Consultation - Review of Education Provision Hutton Primary School

Dumfries and Galloway Council is proposing, subject to the outcome of the statutory consultation process, to discontinue education provision at Hutton Primary School.

Why we are consulting?

This Proposal has been issued by Dumfries and Galloway Council Education and Learning Directorate in accordance with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended. Dumfries and Galloway Council is proposing, subject to the outcome of the statutory consultation process, to discontinue education provision at Hutton Primary School which is currently mothballed and: 

  • re-align its catchment area to Applegarth Primary School or 
  • split and realign the catchment area between Applegarth Primary School and Langholm Primary School   

It is proposed that education provision at Hutton Primary School be discontinued with effect from 1 January 2025.

A public meeting will be held, the details of which are set out below:

  • Tuesday 21st May 2024 6pm to 8pm - Boreland Village Hall

What we will do?

We will consult by:

  • Providing a notice of the consultation and a summary of the proposal to the relevant consulteesthis is that notice and summary
  • Placing an advert in the local press
  • Putting information on our website - www.dumgal.gov.uk/consultations
  • Holding a public meeting to explain the proposal
  • Ask all consultees to tell us what they think of the proposal
     

What to do now?

  • Please read the full proposal document 
  • Please attend the public meeting which will be held on Tuesday 21 May 2024 at 6pm in Boreland Village Hall
  • Let us know what you think by 5pm on Friday 7 June 2024
     

Proposal paper

View the proposal document for the review of Hutton Primary School below:

Complete the online survey

Click the link below to complete the online consultation survey:

Letter to:          

Statutory Consultation - Hutton Primary School 
Dumfries and Galloway Council  
Militia House 
109/111 English Street 
DG1 2HR 

Email to: statutoryconsultation@dumgal.gov.uk 

Respondents are required to clearly state the capacity in which they are expressing their views and agree to their name and any statement/comments being published as part of the Statutory Consultation process and published in the final Consultation Report (all other personal information will be redacted).

Following the close of the consultation, Dumfries and Galloway Council will provide Education Scotland with copies of the written representations submitted, a summary of the oral representations made at the public meeting and any other relevant documentation. This will allow Education Scotland to prepare a report on the proposal within a period of three weeks.

After receiving Education Scotland's report, Dumfries and Galloway Council will then prepare and publish a Consultation Report in accordance with Sections 9, 10 and 13 of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended. Dumfries and Galloway Council Education and Learning Committee on 10 October 2024 will thereafter make its final decision on whether to implement the proposal. The decision will be made a minimum of three weeks after publication of the Consultation Report.

If Education and Learning Committee makes a closure decision, Dumfries and Galloway Council shall notify the Scottish Ministers within six working days of that decision and publish the fact that the Scottish Ministers have been notified, and that representations can be made to them. The Education Authority would also be required to publish a notice on its website of the decision to implement the proposal and why it has been satisfied that closure is the most appropriate response to the reasons for formulating the proposal.

Contact details

Statutory Consultation - Hutton Primary School 
Dumfries and Galloway Council  
Militia House 
109/111 English Street 
DG1 2HR 

E-mail: statutoryconsultation@dumgal.gov.uk

Key dates

Statutory Consultation Period: Wednesday 24 April - Friday 7 June 2024

All written responses must be received by the last day of the consultation period, Friday 7 June 2024 at 5pm.

Page last updated: 13/06/2024
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