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Rezoning of Balmedie School Catchment at Blackdog Statutory Consultation

Aberdeenshire Council is proposing, subject to the outcome of the statutory consultation process;

  • To rezone the Balmedie School catchment area to include the whole of the Blackdog settlement and align with the Aberdeenshire Council boundary.
  • The proposal would apply to all primary age pupils within the settlement of Blackdog from August 2023.
  • There will be no requirement for existing primary school pupils to move schools if their catchment area changes.

This consultation is being undertaken in accordance with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010. The Act requires that changes to the school estate, including a school boundary or catchment area, are subject to rigorous statutory consultation.

The consultation will run from 14 October 2022 until 6 January 2023, any written comments on the proposal must be received by Aberdeenshire Council within this period for them to be taken into account. 

The proposal document can be viewed on the Aberdeenshire Council website at: https://aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/education-consultations/ 

Map 1 below is the current school catchment area for Balmedie School and the council boundary in red.

Map 1 - Balmedie School current catchment area

Map 2 below is the proposed catchment area for Balmedie School aligning with the Council boundary, including the whole of the settlement of Blackdog. 

Map 2 - Proposed Balmedie School catchment area

This survey has been created to give you an opportunity to give us your views on the proposal.  The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. You may also email learningestates@aberdeenshire.gov.uk with your comments.

The survey will remain open until 6 January 2023 at 4pm.

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