Dumfries & Galloway education department want to close Carsphairn school for good.
The school has served the community for close to 300 years and in that time has provided its pupils with a good education, passing all inspections with flying colours.
Our school has represented the beating heart of the community and has brought the community together in so many ways, organising school plays and concerts, beetle drives, Christmas and other fairs, representing Carsphairn in regional music competitions, singing in our community garden amongst many other activities.
We are witnessing a movement of people often from urban areas to rural locations as a result of the pandemic and the community council believe this trend may well continue, including families with young children. Most of the houses that were for sale in Carsphairn over the past few years have sold in the last couple of years.
Closing our school would seriously undermine Carsphairn’s sustainability into the future as we need younger families to help regenerate our area. The Community Council will fight to prevent closure. We are currently investigating the building of much needed affordable housing to attract younger families.
If you are against school closure, it would help if as many people as possible would write or email to state your opposition to this action to show that Carsphairn is very much against closure.
Statutory Consultation Period: Monday 5th September to Friday 4th November 2022.
The public meeting regarding proposed closure is on:
Thursday 29th September,
6 to 8pm.
If you oppose closure, it would help to show your opposition by attending this meeting and even speaking against the proposed closure.
Hard letters should be sent to:
Statutory Consultation-Carsphairn Primary School,
Dumfries & Galloway Council,
109/111 English Street,
For further info or help email Liz Holmes or telephone 016446066.