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

Closed 17 Mar 2017

Opened 30 Jan 2017


UPDATE:  29 June 2017 - The City of Edinburgh Council has approved the recommendations set out in the 'Outcome of the Statutory Consultation'.  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 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 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. 



  • 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


  • Anyone from any background


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