Alford Primary School’s roll could be capped at 13 classes from this month, a new report reveals.
The school, located within Alford Community Campus at Greystone Road, has 13 classrooms and a capacity of 372.
But since moving to its new site, the school has witnessed a rise in pupils.
There is currently only one space available in primary one and primaries two, three and four are full.
Therefore, councillors have decided to put a lid on the number of pupils so staff can “fully deliver the curriculum and manage the pressure on the core facility whilst officers assess options and deliver a solution should the pressures continue”.
It is proposed that Alford School is capped at 13 classes.
Papers to go before the Marr area committee next week explain that new pupils could instead attend Tullynessle School, Craigievar School or Tough School.
The papers state: “If the year groups at Alford Primary School are capped then any new in zone pupils moving into the area once the planning capacity of each year group is reached would be required to attend one of the three nearby primary schools.
“Transport would be provided for them by Aberdeenshire Council if more than two miles as per policy.
“New applications for out of zone pupils to Alford Primary School will not be
accepted for the remainder of the 2020/21 session, even if they have a sibling
already at the school. This may continue for enrolments to the 2021/22 session.”
Councillors will discuss the proposals virtually on Tuesday.