Edinburgh schools review - Currie Primary School

School Currie Primary School
Proposal Currie Primary will be unable to provide places for all the children living in the area.
The Cherrytrees area of Currie Primary’s catchment area would be changed to Dean Park Primary from August 2019.

The Kinleith Mill area of Currie Primary's catchment area would be changed to Nether Currie Primary from August 2019.

The area of Currie Primary’s catchment north of the Gogar Burn would be changed to Ratho Primary from August 2019.

The area of Currie Primary's catchment around Heriot Watt University would be changed to Nether Currie Primary from August 2019

Remaining parts of the Currie Primary catchment would go to Balerno High instead of Currie High when South West Edinburgh High opens August 2022.

Once four new classrooms are complete in 2018, the need to build a second phase of four classrooms would be put on hold.
Who is affected No current Currie Primary pupils will be transferred to another school.

From August 2019, new P1 pupils living in the Cherrytrees area of Currie Primary’s current catchment will go to Dean Park Primary.

From August 2019, new P1 pupils living in the Kinleith Mills area of Currie Primary’s current catchment will go to Nether Currie Primary.

From August 2019, new P1 pupils living in the area of Currie Primary’s catchment north of the Gogar Burn will go to Ratho Primary.

Pupils currently in P1 to P3 or in the nursery and living in the Currie Primary catchment area, excluding Kinleith Mill area, would go to Balerno High when they reach S1.

Pupils currently in P1 to P3 or in the nursery and living in the Kinleith Mill area of Currie Primary catchment would go to South West Edinburgh High when they reach S1.

Pupils currently in P4 to P7 and living in the Currie Primary catchment area, excluding the Cherrytrees area, would go to Currie High when they reach S1 and would move to South West Edinburgh High when it opens in 2022.

Pupils currently P6 and below and living in the Cherrytrees area of the Currie Primary catchment area would go to Balerno High when they reach S1.
Reasons for the proposal Currie Primary can be expanded further - we have planned a second phase to create four more classrooms - but pressure on supporting accommodation means the school community do not want to do this.

Many pupils living in the Cherrytrees area already choose to attend Dean Park Primary.

Dean Park Primary can be extended to provide additional spaces.

Cherrytrees is within the Balerno Community Council boundary.

Nether Currie Primary has space for new pupils from the Kinleith Mill development.