About a quarter of primary schools throughout
Edinburgh are expected to close over the next few years as a result of
falling school numbers.
Councillors are exploring the possibility of
reducing the number of primary schools in Leith from five to three
- closing Bonnington Primary School
- amalgamating Fort (81
pupils) and Victoria Primary Schools (117
- merging Abbeyhill with Leith Walk or
Lorne Primary Schools.
These proposals have met with opposition.
They will be considered by a committee of councillors, union officials,
school representatives and parents.
Evening News: February 22, 2006: