Plan to mothball Falkirk schools put on hold

Falkirk councillors agreed that any decisions to 'mothball' schools should be put on hold for the time being.

By Kirsty Paterson
Friday, 11th December 2020, 4:31 pm
Falkirk Council Municipal Buildings.
Falkirk Council Municipal Buildings.

At the moment, primary schools are considered for mothballing if the school roll has 10 or fewer pupils in its catchment area.

However, the council is currently undertaking a strategic review of all of the property it owns, which could lead to some of its schools being used more by communities.

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Falkirk Council's education, children and young people committee heard that a significant amount of work has been undertaken on developing and finalising localised options for all of the council's properties, including schools.

The next stage of this will be getting the views of local communities on how buildings can best be used and where any investment should be targeted.

Councillors heard that any proposals to change the school estate should be done within the context of the property review as a whole.

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