Education Committee Members have agreed to recommend to the Council that St. Clement’s School be relocated to Dochcarty Brae, Dingwall to allow for the construction of a new school building.
Education Chair, Cllr John Finlayson said:
“St Clement’s School provides for some of the most vulnerable children in Highland and whilst improvement works have been carried out over the years the current school is no longer suitable in its condition or layout as a special needs school and it is vital that we continue to make good progress on a new replacement building.
“The public consultation process that has been carried out identifies community support for the relocation to Dochcarty Brae.”
The formal consultation period ran from Wednesday 2 March 2022 to Friday 29 April 2022.
The views of parents, pupils and the local community were sought from interested parties as defined within the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.
A public meeting was held online on 10 March 2022.
As St Clement’s School relocation relates to a statutory public consultation, the decision agreed by the Education Committee will also be required to be considered by the full Highland Council before being implemented.