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Have your say on proposed joint campus

Published on:


May 2015

An informal public consultation on three options for a new, purpose-built primary school in Tullibody will open this week.

The consultation will ask for opinions on three options:

  • Building a new Abercromby Primary School on a new site with associated community facilities
  • Building a new Abercromby Primary School and St Bernadette's Primary School on a new joint campus with associated community facilities
  • Building a new Abercromby Primary School and St Bernadette's and St Mungo's on a new joint campus with associated community facilities.

The proposals provide an excellent opportunity to bring together education and communities services in a planned way, that take forward the principles of Making Clackmannanshire Better.

Education Convener Councillor Ellen Forson said: "We want to ensure that young people in Clackmannanshire benefit from the exciting opportunities that 21st century learning facilities can deliver. 21st century learning environments engage learners by facilitating active and outdoor learning. Schools often have a special place at the heart of communities, however, within the concept of 21st century learning, there is the opportunity to build on this. We will be taking a broader approach to learning that considers innovative designs, enabling communities to work hand-in-hand with public and voluntary organisations. This will help us to make the most of our collective skills, knowledge and resources which could make lasting improvements to the quality of life of everyone in the community, whatever age they are.

"The prospect of a new state of the art school in Tullibody is exciting, and it brings with it the opportunity for the Council to deliver 21st century learning more efficiently and sustainably. But, we also want to create an environment where we can think differently about the potential role of schools, the communities we want, and how we learn and develop together as a community. A community hub model presents real opportunities to enable communities to come together to influence what local services are delivered and how they are delivered based on local need. This informal consultation, which will run until July, will allow a range of interested parties to have their say on the three options. A formal consultation on a single option will be held later in the year."

The consultation can be accessed online via ClacksWeb from 15th May to 3rd July. A number of public events are also being held over the next few weeks when stakeholders can make their views known.