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Planned changes to the law on school closures

On 18 November 2013 the Scottish Government announced its response and and published an independent analysis of responses to the recent consultation Amending the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.

Changes to the law on school closure consultations will be taken forward through the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill which is currently before the Scottish Parliament. They are expected to come into force in 2014. 


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Building Better Schools: Investing in Scotland's Future, the Scottish Government and COSLA's joint school estate strategy sets out our shared vision for the school for schools:

"… which signal the high value we place on learning; which people and communities can enjoy using and can be proud; which are well designed, maintained and managed and which encourage continuous engagement with learning; which are far more than just 'educational establishments' whose quality of environment supports an accessible range of services and opportunities and which enrich the communities they serve and the lives of learners and families."


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