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Council to consult on Notre Dame High School entry criteria

A consultation has been launched to seek opinions on the future entry criteria and catchment area for Notre Dame High School.

There was cross party support from elected members at today’s (Thursday 7 March) City Administration Committee for the consultation to start on Monday 18 March.

The consultation with parents, children, young people and all interested parties in the wider community will run for six weeks as per The Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 and three options have been proposed by council officers following pre engagement with a range of stakeholders and school groups and to reflect their views:

  • Leave the Notre Dame High School entry criteria as is, that is, no change.
  • Retain the all-girl status, but change the associated primary school configuration; and thereby alter the catchment area.
  • Change to be a co-educational denominational secondary school and alter the catchment area

Four denominational learning communities in the city would be directly affected by any changes to the entry criteria at Notre Dame High – John Paul, Notre Dame, St Roch’s and St Thomas Aquinas.

Following the decision to consult today a council spokeswoman said: “The consultation is the ideal opportunity for all interested parties to make their views known as part of the consultation process.

“Public meetings are being held during April and May and we would urge people to come along and hear about the proposals and from the various campaign groups before submitting responses by the 26 May.”

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