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School catchment change on cards
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The schools pupils are assigned to are likely to be reviewed
A major review of school catchment areas in the Borders is on the cards, according to education leaders.

Campaigners have called for changes in places like Peebles due to new housing and projected building in the town.

Scottish Borders Council education spokesman Andrew Farquhar said alterations were essential as the authority had to "move with the times".

A small school review is likely to be the first step in the process with further studies to follow.

"It is quite an involved process but it is not impossible," said Cllr Farquhar.

"I think you have got to move with the times. It has to be done.

"The way we have changed in the Borders and the way we are changing in a few years to come - we are obviously going to have to look at the catchment areas for schools."

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