Consultation launched on Gaelic education catchment areas

A public consultation was launched today on proposals to establish catchment areas for the existing Gaelic Medium Education provision at two Aberdeen schools.

Aberdeen City Council is proposing a catchment area at Hazlehead Academy, to overlay the existing English medium catchment areas for Hazlehead Academy, Northfield Academy and Aberdeen Grammar School; and at Gilcomstoun School, to overlay catchment areas for Gilcomstoun School, Ashley Road School, Mile End School and Skene Square School.

The new catchment areas would take effect from 1 August 2022.

Gaelic Medium Education is an option within Scottish education that gives children and young people an opportunity to become fluent in Gaelic.

The Period of Statutory Consultation ends on Friday 8 October 2021.

A public consultation meeting will be held on Tuesday 14 September 2021 from 7pm to 8pm at Mile End School.

Members of the public are invited to express their views on the proposals by completing an online survey, which can be accessed from the Aberdeen City Council website.  

A copy of the full proposal document can also be downloaded from this website.

Alternatively, any written comments should be sent to: GME Zoning 2021 Consultation, Resources, Corporate Landlord, Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 10, Second Floor South, Marischal College, Broad Street, ABERDEEN AB10 1AB or by email to: mailto:schoolestate@aberdeencity.gov.uk

All responses should be submitted by Friday 8 October 2021.

A copy of the statutory consultation document will also be available throughout the consultation at:

  • Central Library
  • Hazlehead Academy
  • Gilcomstoun School
  • Ashley Road School
  • Mile End School
  • Skene Square School