What was the consultation about?

Carrongrange School is Falkirk Council's only secondary school for pupils with moderate, severe and complex additional support needs. Since the school was opened in 2000, the profile of pupils has changed considerably and Carrongrange School now caters for pupils with a very wide range of learning difficulties and physical needs.

In 2012 the Scottish Government approved a bid for funding to rebuild Carrongrange School on a new site as part of their "Schools for the Future" programme. Falkirk Council can now deliver a new state of the art secondary school for pupils with additional support needs which will be purpose built from the outset for pupils it now serves and to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence.

Why did we consult?

The Schools (Consultation)(Scotland) Act 2010 requires that a formal consultation is carried out with all interested parties for any proposal to relocate a school as pupils, their families and school staff will be affected by any proposed move. Following investigation of available sites across the Falkirk Council area, two potential locations have been identified and agreed by the Council's Education Executive as suitable for the school:

  • Land alongside Moray Primary School in Grangemouth
  • Weedingshall in Polmont

Interested parties were invited to respond in the selection of a preferred site for the new school from these two locations.

How did we consult?

A consultative document was sent to the parents/carers of all pupils currently attending Carrongrange School; staff at Carrongrange School; parents of pupils currently receiving additional support needs provision in primary schools; parent councils of all schools affected; elected members, community councils; trade unions; Education Scotland and other local authorities with pupils currently attending Carrongrange School.

Two public meetings were held as follows:

  • Moray Primary School - Tuesday 17 September 2013
  • Carrongrange School - Tuesday 24 September 2013


Opening date 28 August 2013
Closing date 11 October 2013
Publication of Consultation Report November 2013

Consultation results

All representations submitted were forwarded to Education Scotland who submitted a Report to Council in response. The Consultation report by Education Services, details all responses and is available to view:

Carrongrange School Consultation Report