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School closure consultation opens

Glenzier Primary
Consultation has started on plans to close the small school

The consultation process has started over plans to close a small rural primary school in southern Scotland.

Dumfries and Galloway Council agreed at a meeting last month to begin moves to shut Glenzier Primary.

It has been proposed that the school would be closed in July and pupils transferred to nearby Canonbie Primary.

A public meeting is planned to be held in the village later this month with written representations to be made to the council by 15 May.

The school roll at the primary currently stands at 13 with just three pupils in P1 to P4.

Parents have already "reluctantly" agreed that it would be better for children if the school closed.

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