DON’T miss out on your chance to have a say on the future of Ayr Grammar.
For a public consultation exercise has started into the plan to relocate the Ayr town centre primary to site of a former hospital.
And parent leaders have appealed to families to make sure that their opinion on the proposal reach the ears of council chiefs.
Andy Seville is chairman of the school’s parent council.
He said: “Everyone accepts the need for a new Ayr Grammar.
“The fundamental review of education in South Ayrshire started three years ago and it put this back on the agenda.”
The move comes four years after a controversial plan to build a new Grammar at Ayr Old Racecourse was thrown out.
Andy, who has four children at the school, explained: “We want to move on from the Old Racecourse episode.
“Over the course of last summer there were various meetings with other parent councils and community councils, which were all very positive.
“What has come out of this is that we are all very supportive of the Seafield Hospital site.”
An informal consultation exercise has begun with council chiefs keen to gather opinion from parents on a potential new school on the Seafield site.
And Andy has appealed to them to make sure they don’t miss out.
He added: “We must demonstrate to the council that we are overwhelmingly in favour of this proposal.
“We must write to councillors, officials, MSPs and MPs making our position clear.
“Parents themselves must act to push this proposal forward. We are keen to demonstrate to the council that this is an opportunity to do something positive. We don’t want Ayr Grammar to fall off the agenda.”
The consultation exercise ends on Wednesday, March 25.
You can email your comments to Grammar.email@example.com or write to executive director of children and community, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR.