Parents will be consulted on plans to rezone schools to ensure that there is enough space for children moving into a new 7,000 home development in Aberdeen.
The local authority want to change the catchment areas for Bucksburn and Oldmachar academies to cope with the expected rise in the number of children in the planned Grandhome scheme.
If approved, the changes will mean the new housing development will be included entirely within the Oldmachar Academy zone from August.
A new primary is also planned for the estate, but children will attend Forehill in the interim if the plan is approved.
Convener of the council’s education committee, John Wheeler, said: “This is a common-sense proposal given that Bucksburn Academy’s pupil roll is expected to increase over the foreseeable future, as new housing developments within Newhills and Bucksburn continue to grow.
“Oldmachar Academy has the capacity to accommodate the additional pupils from Grandhome.
“The proposal also takes into consideration that the development lies in close proximity to Oldmachar Academy, with relatively easy and safe walking routes to school available, whereas Bucksburn Academy would be more difficult for pupils in the Grandhome area to access.
“As always, I would encourage everyone with an interest in the proposal to give their views.”
The public consultation will start on Monday, January 27, and end on Sunday, March 15.
Documents will be available at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/schoolsconsultations