Summary only: Review of Community Access to Schools

Closed 30 Jan 2015

Opened 1 Mar 2014

Feedback updated 16 Dec 2015

We asked

We asked for your views as someone who uses school facilities – why you use them as opposed to other facilities, how you find the experience and how it could be improved, including what you think of some changes that we plan to make.

You said

You said overwhelmingly positive things about your experience of using school facilities, although you did point out some areas where the customer experience can be improved.

We did

We did take on board your feedback and used it to inform aspects of the Community Access to Schools review. Please see the Summary of the Online Survey Feedback for more details.


The Review of Community Access to Schools began in 2012 with the aim of introducing a more consistent approach to how we manage community access to our schools and to allow the Council to bring greater consistency to charges for use of school facilities across the city. 

The overall aim of the project is to improve community access and ensure that local communities can benefit from the facilities in their neighbourhoods, particularly the state of the art facilities that are available in many of our newer secondary schools.

Why your views matter

It is important that the views of the people who use our facilities inform all aspects of the work as it is developed and implemented.  The consultation will be ongoing throughout 2014 and early 2015, with a final report due to go to the Education, Children and Families Committee in October 2015.

What happens next

The findings of the consultation will contribute to the final report on the project which will be presented to the Education, Children and Families Committee in October 2015.


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