School Estate

19th March 2019

Thank you to all the parents and members of the community who have submitted their views, ideas and questions about the proposed relocation of St Peter’s School to the existing Riverbank School building, after the new replacement Riverbank has opened, with effect from August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You can see the site maps for both schools here. St Peter’s v Riverbank SOA comparison

Please remember that the consultation closes on Friday 22nd March at 5pm.

STATUTORY CONSULTATION: Proposal to relocate St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School to the existing Riverbank School building

The proposal document is available here Proposal Document St Peters final

All the supporting documentation and details of how to share your views are available on the Aberdeen City website:

https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/education-and-childrens-services/st_peters-school-consultation/

Alternatively, any written comments can be sent to:

St Peter’s RC School Consultation, Resources, Corporate Landlord, Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 10, Second Floor South, Marischal College, Broad Street, ABERDEEN AB10 1AB

or by email to: schoolestate@aberdeencity.gov.uk

The dates of the meetings are  as follows:

  • Monday 4 March 2019, at St Peter’s School from 2pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday 12 March 2019, at Riverbank School from 7pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday 13 March 2019, at St Columba’s Church, Bridge of Don, from 7pm to 8pm

Thank you for engaging with this consultation. The consultation is open until 22nd March. At the meetings, there will be a presentation about the proposal and opportunities to ask questions. You can share your views at the meetings. You will also be able to respond online, via e-mail or by sending a letter. 

2nd February 2019

All parents will receive a letter on Monday 4th February explaining that there will be a consultation about our school estate. Full details will be shared about a proposal to move our school community to the current Riverbank site. This will not happen before 2022 and, once Riverbank move to their new school, the proposal states that improvements are planned to the school before St Peter’s RC Primary School moves there.

We look forward to engaging fully in this consultation. There will be meetings on Monday 4th March in St Peter’s School (2pm – 3pm) and Riverbank School (7pm – 8pm). There will also be a meeting at St Columba’s RC Church, Braehead Way, Bridge of Don on Wednesday 13th March at 7pm – 8pm.

Information shared on the Aberdeen City Council website on Friday 1st February is reproduced below:

St Peter’s School public consultation gets underway

A statutory public consultation on the future of St Peter’s School gets underway on Monday (4 February).

Aberdeen City Council is asking people for their views on its proposal to relocate St Peter’s School from its current location into the existing Riverbank School building after the new replacement Riverbank School has opened with effect from August 2022.

The consultation will end at 5pm on Friday 22 March and will include the following public meetings:

  • Monday 4 March 2019 – St Peter’s School from 2-3pm
  • Now on Tuesday 12th March  – Riverbank School from 7-8pm
  • Wednesday 13 March 2019 – St Columba’s Church, Bridge of Don at 7-8pm

Councillor John Wheeler, Education Operational Delivery Convener, said: “We believe that our proposal represents a significant move towards securing the long-term future of St Peter’s School in an enhanced environment for pupils and staff alike.

“We look forward to meeting with all interested parties and to hearing their views on our proposal”.

The proposal document is available here Proposal Document St Peters final

All the supporting documentation and details of how to share your views are available on the Aberdeen City website:

https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/education-and-childrens-services/st_peters-school-consultation/

Alternatively, any written comments can be sent to:

St Peter’s RC School Consultation, Resources, Corporate Landlord, Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 10, Second Floor South, Marischal College, Broad Street, ABERDEEN AB10 1AB

or by email to: schoolestate@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

There is a meeting of the Education and Children’s Services Committee on Thursday 16th November. A paper will be put forward which recommends the relocation of St Peter’s School to Riverbank School once the new Tillydrone school is built. You can read the report from the Aberdeen City Council website here

The recommendations are below. A Parent Council Meeting will be held at St Peter’s School at 3.30pm on Tuesday 14th November 2017. All parents are welcome to share your views.

1. PURPOSE OF REPORT:-
1.1 This report provides details and conclusions of the option appraisals carried
out in relation to the planning of future options to be considered for the
delivery of the long term education provision at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic
School in Aberdeen as requested by Committee at its meeting on 1 March
2017.

2. RECOMMENDATION(S)
2.1 It is recommended that the Committee
(a) considers the outcome of the option appraisal work to date which concluded
that:
 The current Riverbank School site is the most viable site for a new build
replacement for St. Peter’s School, and;
 The current Riverbank School building is the most suitable existing school
building for the long term delivery of RC educational provision at St. Peter’s,
and that within currently available resources this is the most viable option for
the future of St Peter’s School.
(b) instructs the Director of Education and Children’s Services to commence a
programme of formal consultation in accordance with the Schools
(Consultation) (Scotland) Act, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act
2014 and section 22D of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980
regarding the proposal to relocate St. Peter’s RC School to the current
Riverbank School building, once the New Tillydrone Primary School becomes
operational, and
(c) instructs the Director of Education and Children’s Services to report back to a
future meeting of the Committee regarding the outcome of the consultation,
which will take place in early 2018.

 

Wednesday 8th February 2017

All parents and carers should have received a letter in their child’s school bag today. parents letter Riverbank-St Peter’s Consultation – Report Issue 8 Feb 2017

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the meetings, e-mailed submissions or wrote letters. A report has now been prepared and it will be discussed at a special meeting of the Education and Children’s Services Committee on 1st March 2017. You can view the full report here. TOA_16_Consultation_Report

The Report recommends

  • That St Peter’s School remains at its present site and officers to assess how best to alleviate short term capacity pressures at St. Peter’s School;
  • That officers carry out an options appraisal to determine the long term future of education provision at the existing St Peter’s School site and the possibility of building a new St. Peter’s School on a new location, subject to a suitable site being identified in the school zone and sufficient capital funding becoming available. Further, that officers to present the findings of this options appraisal exercise to a future meeting of this Committee in 2017.

This means that officers will work with the school community to address the urgent need for additional appropriate accommodation for our children.

January 2017

Huge thanks to our Parent Council for all their hard work to involve parents and the wider community in the consultation about the future of our school.

All the feedback has now been published on the Aberdeen City Council website – http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/Tillydrone-OldAberdeen/

This feedback will be considered and a report will be drawn up to be taken to a special meeting of the
Education and Children’s Services Committee on 1st March 2017.