Proposal to Relocate Victoria Primary School to a New Building in the Western Harbour

Closed 17 Mar 2017

Opened 30 Jan 2017

Results updated 7 Jun 2018

New Victoria Primary School, Information Event

Wednesday 6 June 2018, 4pm – 7pm

The boards that were on display at this event can be viewed from the links below.  A planning application is expected to be submitted later this year.

Board 1

Board 2

Board 3



The 'Outcome of Consultation Report' was reported to the City of Edinburgh Council at its meeting on 29 June 2017.

The Council's decision was to approve the proposal to relocate Victoria Primary School to a new building in the Western Harbour and implement 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


It is proposed that Victoria Primary School be relocated to a new school site in the Western Harbour, and that a catchment change be undertaken with Trinity Primary School to address accommodation issues in the Trinity and Victoria areas.

It is also proposed that the catchment boundaries of Victoria Primary School, Holy Cross RC Primary School, Trinity Academy and St Thomas of Aquin's RC High School be realigned so that they include sections of the Western Harbour area currently not contained within any catchment area.

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.

Once you have considered the proposal, it would be helpful if you could take time to complete the short questionnaire below.

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.

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 Leith 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. 


  • Trinity Primary School Public Meeting

    From 21 Feb 2017 at 18:30 to 21 Feb 2017 at 20:30

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

    Trinity Primary School
    181 Newhaven Road
    EH6 4QA

  • Victoria Primary School Public Meeting

    From 27 Feb 2017 at 18:30 to 27 Feb 2017 at 20:30

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

    Victoria Primary School
    Newhaven Main Street
    EH6 4HY


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Bonnington
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Ferryfield/Inverleith
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Fettes
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Granton/Waterfont
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Granton/West Pilton
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Inverleith
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Leith
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Leith Links
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Leith/Easter Rd
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Lochend
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Newhaven
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Pilrig
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Trinity
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Wardie Bay
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Forth
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Inverleith
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Leith
  • Ward 12 - Leith Walk
  • Ward 13 - Leith
  • Ward 4 - Forth


  • 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