School areas are rezoned

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CHANGES to the catchment area of two Kirkcaldy primary schools have been given the go ahead.

Councillors approved the proposals for the Alloway area of the town - moving it out of Fair Isle Primary School’s zone and into Valley Primary’s with effect from August next year.

Agreed

The plans were agreed at Thursday’s meeting of the education and children’s services committee after consultation on the proposals.

The area - comprising of Alloway Drive, Ellisland Avenue, Hendry Road (odd numbers 161-183 inclusive); Jean Armour Gardens; Lochlea Grove, Lochlea Terrace; Mauchline Grove and Tarbolton Court - currently lies at the extreme south-eastern edge of the catchment area of Fair Isle Primary and is considerably closer to Valley.

Those consulted included parents and carers of children attending Fair Isle Primary, nursery and Valley Primary, the parent councils, local headteachers, community councils and councillors.

Pupil council

Twenty-one pupil council members were also consulted, with 17 of the children in favour of rezoning.

Councillor Judy Hamilton said she was in favour of the changes but said it was concerning that only six responses from parents and members of the community were received during the consultation process.

She pointed out there isn’t parent council representation at Valley Primary and asked if this could be addressed.

Alister Hendrie, Council area education officer, said Valley Primary recently had a new headteacher appointed and there were plans to form a parent council in the near future.