by Ian Yuill on 17 November, 2016
I am very disappointed that Labour, Conservative and SNP councillors united at the city council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee meeting on Thursday 17th November to end the right of children from the Deeside Gardens area to attend Airyhall School. They voted to end the “dual zone” arrangement where children from the Deeside Gardens area could attend either Airyhall or Broomhill Schools.
Whilst existing pupils and their brothers and sisters will still be able to attend Airyhall School, from August 2017 other children from the Deeside Gardens area will be zoned to attend Broomhill School.
Only the Liberal Democrat members of the Education and Children’s Services Committee, including me, opposed the move.
I believe that this change is unjustified as Broomhill School is further away from the Deeside Gardens area – and Airyhall School has the capacity to accommodate children from the Deeside Gardens area.