School consultations

Merger of Barshare Primary School, SLC and ECC and Greenmill Primary School and ECC

It is proposed to create a new primary school with Supported Learning Centre and Early Childhood Centre for the pupils attending Barshare and Greenmill Primary Schools, to be opened in August 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For more detailed information please download the proposal document

The consultation period closed in March 2014. Download the consultation report for the results.  

Merger of Bellfield Primary School and Kirkstyle Primary School 

It is proposed to create a new primary school for pupils attending Bellfield and Kirkstyle Primary Schools, to be opened in August 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

It is also proposed to rezone the catchment area of the proposed new primary school to that of Kilmarnock Academy and to rezone Hillhead Primary to the catchment area of Grange Academy.

For more detailed information please download the proposal document

The consultation period closed in March 2014. Download the consultation report for the results.  

Gaelic education for 3-18 years 

It is proposed to create a new 3-18 years provision in Gaelic education involving the relocation of Gaelic medium education from Onthank Primary School and Early Childhood Centre, and, Gaelic secondary level education from Grange Academy, to the new campus to be opened in August 2017 at the site of the current James Hamilton Academy.

For more detailed information please download our proposal document

The consultation period closed in March 2014. Download the consultation report for the results.  

Addition to consultation report

Onthank Parent Council response to the proposed move of the Gaelic medium unit to the new school

We the Parent Council support the consultation on the creation of a 3-18 campus for the provision of Gaelic education.

We the Parent Council ask that the Children of the GMU remain at Mount Carmel until the new school has been built. This is so that the children do not have more disruption in their young lives and will allow the new Head Teacher at Onthank to get the full use of the school from day one and not have to wait three years. Also moving the children back over the road for such a short time will be expensive and in these times of austerity surely we should be reducing costs wherever possible.

Contact Information

Education Service
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7BU
Telephone: 01563 576004
Telephone: 01563 576087
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