New Kilmarnock school consultation

This consultation is now closed. If you have any queries please contact our Education Service.

Result of consultation

Option 4 was the preferred option which will result in:

  • the merger of James Hamilton Academy with Kilmarnock Academy to create a new secondary school
  • the merger of New Farm Primary School and Early Childhood Centre with Silverwood Primary School to create a new primary school with Early Childhood Centre
  • the two new educational establishments being co-located within a new campus for ages 3–18 on the Sutherland Drive site

Please note that this proposal is still subject to Cabinet approval at its meeting on 13 November 2013.

Download the full reportand refer to our recommendations on page 66 for more detailed information.


Please see the proposal document under further information for details.


All documentation in the consultation, including the proposal document itself and individual letters home, encourages parents to send in comments. In addition, all pupils have been consulted by an independent consultant.

The process, whichcloses on Friday 28 June 2013, is monitored by school inspectors.

The Council has conducted the consultation in a way designed to encourage maximum participation.

Public meetings

14 May 2013 James Hamilton Academy 7 - 9pm
15 May 2013 New Farm Primary School and
Early Childhood Centre
7 - 9pm
21 May 2013 Kilmarnock Academy 7 - 9pm
23 May 2013 Silverwood Primary School 7 - 9pm

How to comment

Interested parties are invited to respond to the consultation by making written or electronic submissions to:

Executive Director of Educational and Social Services
East Ayrshire Council
Council Headquarters
London Road


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