Proposal to Establish a New Primary School in South East Edinburgh

Closed 3 Mar 2017

Opened 16 Jan 2017


UPDATE:  29 June 2017 - The City of Edinburgh Council has approved the recommendations set out in the 'Outcome of the Statutory Consultation' report.  You can watch how the Council reached its decision from the web-cast library

Significant new housing development is proposed within south east Edinburgh. As school roll projections show that pupils from the new housing will lead to school accommodation pressures by 2020, 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 ‘Broomhills’ housing development site to the south of Frogston Road East and between Burdiehouse Road and Broomhills Road has been identified.

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

  • Gracemount Primary School; 
  • Gilmerton Primary School; 
  • Liberton Primary School; 
  • Gracemount High School; and
  • Liberton 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 We Are Consulting

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.

What Happens Next

All of the issues that were raised during the consultation period have been considered and the 'Outcome of the Statutory Consultation' report has now been published.  

This report will be considered at a Council meeting on Thursday 29 June 2017.

The full report is available to download below.  Reference copies of the report are available in the affected schools, at Gilmerton Library and the Council office in Waverley Court.

It is important to recognise at this stage that no final decision has been made.  This will be made by Councillors at the Council meeting on 29 June.  A note of the final decision will be published here following the meeting. 



  • Natural neighbourhood area - Alnwickhill
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Cameron Toll
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Fairmilehead/Swanston
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Gilmerton
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Gracemount
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Liberton
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Little France/The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Moredun
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Prestonfield
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Southhouse
  • Natural neighbourhood area - The Inch
  • Natural neighbourhood area - The Murrays
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Liberton/Gilmerton
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - South Central
  • Ward 15 - Southside/Newington
  • Ward 16 - Liberton/Gilmerton


  • Anyone from any background


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