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Prestonpans Infant and Prestonpans Primary Schools – Scottish Government decision

To Parents/Carers of pupils at Prestonpans Infant School and Prestonpans Primary School
On 11 December 2018, East Lothian Council approved the proposal to close Prestonpans Infant School and Prestonpans Primary School and to establish a new school in the town. As stated within the Council’s proposal the decision to close both schools and establish a new school required to be ratified by Scottish Ministers. I can now confirm that Scottish Ministers have determined that they will not be calling in this proposal and that the Education Service can proceed with closing both schools and establishing a new school. The education service will work closely with both Head Teachers and the Chairs of both Parent Councils to recruit a Head Teacher for the newly established school. Education Officers will also work closely with staff, parents and pupils in both schools to progress the establishment of a new primary school and will also work closely with the community given the differing views expressed during the consultation process.

Fiona Robertson,
Head of Education.