Proposal to Establish a New Primary School in West Edinburgh (Maybury)

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 proposal to establish a new non-denominational primary school and nursery in West Edinburgh (Maybury) as well as the school catchment changes outlined in the statutory consultation paper.

The Council also approved that a P1 place at Corstorphine Primary School be guaranteed (if they wish to take it) for children who:

• live within the catchment area of the new primary school; and

• whose parent(s) or guardian were resident in the catchment area of the new primary school in March 2020; and

• will have an older sibling in Corstorphine Primary School at the time they would attend the school.

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


Significant new housing development is proposed within West Edinburgh.  As school roll projections show that pupils from the new housing will lead to school accommodation pressures by 2022, it is necessary to progress a statutory consultation in order that a new primary school in the area can be delivered.  A site within the ‘Maybury’ housing development site to the west of Maybury Road has been identified.

As well as establishing a catchment area for the new school, the proposal includes changes to the catchment areas of:

  • Corstorphine Primary School; 
  • Cramond Primary School; 
  • Hillwood Primary School; 
  • Craigmount High School; and
  • The Royal High School.

The full details of the proposal are available in the statutory consultation paper.  A summary paper, current and proposed school catchment areas, and a list of directly affected addresses can also be accessed from the links to related documents at the bottom of this page.

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.


  • Craigmount High School Public Meeting

    From 11 Sep 2019 at 18:30 to 11 Sep 2019 at 20:30

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

    Craigmount High School
    Craigs Road
    EH12 8NH


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Barnton
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Cammo/Strathalmond
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Corstorphine
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Corstorphine/Clerwood
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Corstorphine/Craigmount
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Corstorphine/North Gyle
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Cramond
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Davidson's Mains
  • Natural neighbourhood area - East Craigs
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Maybury
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Ratho Station/Ingliston/Gogar
  • Natural neighbourhood area - The Gyle
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Turnhouse
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Almond
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Western Edinburgh
  • Ward 1 - Almond
  • Ward 3 - Drum Brae/Gyle
  • Ward 6 - Corstorphine/Murrayfield


  • 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