Proposal to Realign the Catchment Areas of Queensferry Primary School and Echline Primary School

Closed 9 Dec 2019

Opened 28 Oct 2019

Results updated 18 Feb 2021

What happens next

All of the issues that were raised during the consultation period have been considered and are addressed in the ‘Outcome of the Statutory Consultation’ report published on 18 February 2021.

This report will be considered at a Council meeting on Thursday, 11 March 2021.

The full report is available to download below. 

It is important to recognise at this stage that no final decision has been made and that this will be made by Councillors at the Council meeting on 11 March.  A note of the final decision will be published here following the meeting.



The Council aims to provide catchment school places for pupils living within a catchment area.  New housing developments are progressing within the Queensferry Primary School catchment area but there will not be enough capacity at the school to accommodate the additional pupils.

It is proposed that the catchment boundary between Queensferry Primary School and Echline Primary School will be realigned so that existing housing areas currently within the catchment area of Queensferry Primary School become part of the catchment area of Echline Primary School.  The catchment changes will only apply to new P1 pupils.

The proposal is to make sure that there are places at Queensferry Primary School for new P1 pupils living within its catchment area, including those from early phases of the new housing.

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.


  • Queensferry Primary School

    From 13 Nov 2019 at 18:30 to 13 Nov 2019 at 20:30

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

    Queensferry Primary School
    Burgess Road
    South Queensferry
    EH30 9NX

  • Echline Primary School

    From 21 Nov 2019 at 18:30 to 21 Nov 2019 at 20:30

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

    Echline Primary School
    Bo'ness Road
    South Queensferry
    EH30 9XJ


  • Natural neighbourhood area - South Queensferry/Dalmeny
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Almond
  • Ward 1 - Almond


  • 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