Fri 17 Mar, 2017

Kerstin Romano

Dunfermline Central

In light of recent planning permissions for further housing in and around Dunfermline, the Council has been holding provisional consultations with parents and carers of local children to discuss the potential impact of the increase in school age children.

While I welcome these steps, we need to ensure that these consultations go further and that the Council continues to keep parents and carers updated on the proposed changes to catchment areas and the building of new primary schools.

One of the most affected High Schools is Woodmill High. It is already close to capacity and a further influx would mean changes to catchment areas and admissions procedures. We need to ensure that these changes are done with parents input and sensitive to the needs of the children in the area.

Simply filling up schools to maximum capacity is not the answer to Fife's education problems.

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