Council consulting on potential mothballing of school

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Angus Council is consulting on the potential mothballing of Lethnot Primary School as a result of the school roll falling to zero.

The term ‘mothballing’ is used, according to Scottish Government guidance, to refer to a temporary decision to close a school where the roll has fallen to zero. Mothballing, rather than closing a school, gives the opportunity for it to re-open should circumstances change.

A council spokesperson said: “Any decision to mothball a school must be reviewed. This includes an analysis of any demand at the time that would necessitate the re-opening of the school.

“By summer 2016 there will be no children attending Lethnot Primary School and we are currently not aware of any potential pupils. In the meantime, the delineated area for Lethnot Primary School will be temporarily re-aligned to Edzell Primary School.

“While we have written to all parents and carers in the Lethnot catchment area, we would also like to invite anyone else with comments to get in touch with us at: PEOPLE@angus.gov.uk by Friday, March 25.”