Hello,

Please may you provide me with information on:

- All primary schools, secondary schools, Additional Supports Needs (ASN) schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres (ELCC) closed and/or merged since 2000? As well as detailing reasons for these changes - e.g. falling school roll, unsafe building, etc.?

- All primary schools, secondary schools, Additional Supports Needs (ASN) schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres (ELCC) opened since 2000? As well as detailing reasons for these changes - e.g. merger of smaller schools, new build developments, etc.?

If you require anymore details or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

Francis Kerr

Dumfries and Galloway Council

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FOI Responses, Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Please find below the Council's response to your request 5178348 which was received on 07/06/2021.

Details of request: - All primary schools, secondary schools, Additional Supports Needs (ASN) schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres (ELCC) closed and/or merged since 2000? As well as detailing reasons for these changes - e.g. falling school roll, unsafe building, etc.?

- All primary schools, secondary schools, Additional Supports Needs (ASN) schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres (ELCC) opened since 2000? As well as detailing reasons for these changes - e.g. merger of smaller schools, new build developments, etc.?

Response:

Please see response attached.

Please be aware that the Council holds the copyright, where applicable, for the information provided and it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a misleading context. The source of the material must be acknowledged as Dumfries and Galloway Council and the title of the document must be included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

If you require any further clarification, please contact us. However, if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with, you can request us to carry out an internal review of the decision by emailing [email address] or writing to us within 40 working days of receiving this response.

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Kind Regards

FOI Unit
Dumfries and Galloway Council

PUBLIC

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