A decision has been taken to mothball a north-east primary school for another academic year.
Longhaven Primary School near Peterhead was mothballed after the October holidays following a continuous struggle by the council to secure a new head teacher.
Despite this, parents were still able to apply for their children to attend the school ahead of the next school year in August 2019.
Aberdeenshire Council had indicated it was open to the idea of reopening the school should there be sufficient demand from parents.
However, a new report to members of the education and children’s services committee said the primary 1 admission period for all Aberdeenshire schools took place in the week commencing January 14.
It said: “No applications were received, and from the NHS data held by the service, all children known to be living in the area have applied to attend other schools.
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“The deadline for submitting placing requests for August 2019 is March 15. At the point of writing, there have been no applications received for pupils wishing to attend Longhaven School.
“As there continue to be no pupils expected on the roll of Longhaven School, a decision has been taken by the service to mothball the school for a further academic session from August 2019.”
Councillors on the committee have been asked to note the report when they meet on Thursday.