|Progress being made on Harris Academy|
On Tuesday evening I attended the consultation meeting held at Harris Academy on the SNP Administration's proposals to close Menzieshill High School. You can read the Administration's proposals here. For the West End the proposal to close Menzieshill High School would have a knock-on impact on Harris Academy with Menzieshill pupils transferring to Harris Academy. This would mean that Harris Academy could be over-capacity on day one in the new building. It might also mean that pupils who want to attend Harris Academy in the future will have had to attend an associated primary school and to live in the catchment area.
I would urge everyone with an interest in the education of young people in our city to read the Menzieshill High School consultation and the other school estate consultations which are underway just now, and make your views known to Dundee City Council. It is important that councillors and the other members of the Education Committee listen to the views of parents, carers and young people and act accordingly once the consultation has finished.