Potential Relocation of Tarbolton Primary School and Tarbolton Nursery School and Proposed Closure and Re-designation of Tarbolton Nursery School to Tarbolton Primary Nursery Class


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South Ayrshire Council is committed to modernising its school estate. As part of this agenda the Council has been in discussion with the Tarbolton community on future options for the primary school and nursery school. Following an options appraisal exercise in 2009 and placemaking workshops in 2013 there is strong support for a community campus that would bring together primary and nursery provision, community, sports, leisure and health facilities and the village library.

Although an exact location has still to be identified, the outcomes from the recent placemaking workshops clearly indicate that the location of the campus will be crucial to its success. Architects are being appointed who will be tasked with identifying the most suitable central site for the new campus. There is the potential that this may be out with site of both schools which is one of the reasons why this consultation is being undertaken. This will ensure that there is no unnecessary delay in progressing the project.

In addition to this, the Council is proposing to change Tarbolton Nursery School to a nursery class. This will formalise the current arrangements which reflects that both schools are managed together. This is a more efficient and economic way of managing nursery provision particularly in relation to Curriculum for Excellence which encourages stronger learning links between the nursery and primary 1.

These proposals require consultation under the Schools (Consultation)(Scotland) Act 2010. Read full details:

Amended Proposal Document

Copies of the proposal document are also available from both schools affected by this proposal, County Buildings, Ayr, the Customer Contact Centre, High Street, Ayr, Tarbolton Community Centre, Tarbolton Library and Tarbolton Health Centre.

The consultation will run from Monday, 24th February 2014 to Friday, 4th April 2014 and a public meeting will be held in Tarbolton Primary School on Wednesday, 19th March 2014 to which all stakeholders are invited.

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This consultation is now closed.