Proposal to Realign the Catchment Areas of Clovenstone Primary School, Sighthill Primary School and Wester Hailes Education Centre

Closed 7 Oct 2019

Opened 26 Aug 2019


UPDATE March 2020

The 'Outcome of Consultation Report' was reported to the City of Edinburgh Council at its meeting on 12 March 2020.

The Council's decision was to approve the school catchment changes outlined in the statutory consultation paper.

The full decision can be found in the minutes of the Council meeting and you can watch how the Council reached its decision from the web-cast library


The proposal is to extend the catchment areas of Clovenstone Primary School, Sighthill Primary School and Wester Hailes Education Centre to better align any future housing developments with available school capacity and address some geographic anomalies in existing catchment boundaries.

There are no residential addresses currently registered in the areas affected.

The proposed catchment changes also affect Currie Primary School, Gylemuir Primary School, Broomhouse Primary School, Juniper Green Primary School, Forrester High School and Currie High School.

The full details of the proposal are available in the statutory consultation paper.  A summary paper has also been provided. 

Why your views matter

The Council has a legal obligation to carry out a statutory consultation under the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The proposal put forward will have implications for families and we want to hear the views of anyone affected.


  • Wester Hailes Education Centre

    From 19 Sep 2019 at 18:30 to 19 Sep 2019 at 20:30

    An opportunity to hear about the proposals and ask questions. All welcome to attend.

    5 Murrayburn Drive
    EH14 2SU


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Broomhouse
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Calders
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Clovenstone
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Currie
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Juniper Green
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Sighthill
  • Natural neighbourhood area - South Gyle/Edinburgh Park
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Wester Hailes
  • Ward 1 - Almond
  • Ward 2 - Pentland Hills
  • Ward 3 - Drum Brae/Gyle
  • Ward 7 - Sighthill/Gorgie


  • Homeless People
  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Carers
  • Jobseekers
  • Low income households
  • Older people
  • Businesses
  • Children & Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Elected Members
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual people, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Men
  • Parents/carers
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers
  • Women
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Developers/investors
  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Libraries
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/utilities
  • Transport groups
  • Young people
  • Licence holders
  • Employees


  • Children and Families
  • Adult and community learning & development
  • Nurseries and childcare
  • Parental engagement
  • Schools
  • Youth clubs and participation