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Proposals and statutory consultation for the establishment of a new Secondary School at Bertha Park, Perth

Bertha Park High School to open August 2019.

Perth and Kinross is one of the fastest growing areas of Scotland. This requires the provision of services in appropriate locations to meet the increasing needs of the expanding population, resulting in the requirement to invest in new infrastructure, including schools.

The Lifelong Learning Executive Sub-Committee on 6 February 2013 approved icon Report No 13/67 [607Kb] to accept funding from the Scottish Government's Schools for the Future (SfT) initiative for a new secondary school in Perth.

A projected rise in pupil numbers, combined with the findings of the Council's options appraisal, informed icon Report No 14/93 [1Mb] which was approved by Perth and Kinross Council on 7 May 2014.  The report proposed the establishment of a catchment area for the new secondary school at Bertha Park, Perth, and that a further report be submitted to the Committee in June 2014 proposing that Statutory Consultation is undertaken in relation to this.

As a result, icon Report No 14/298 [4Mb] presented a Proposal Paper to a Special Lifelong Learning Committee on 25 June 2014.  The Committee approved to commence formal consultation on the proposal to establish a new secondary school at Bertha Park, Perth, as well as associated proposals to establish a new catchment area for the school and transfer arrangements for primary pupils.  This was undertaken in line with the requirements of the School (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.

Pre-Planning Application Public Event

A Pre-Planning Application Public Event in relation to the new secondary school at the Bertha Park development scheme, was held on Tuesday 15 November 2016 between 4pm and 8pm at the North Inch Community Campus. Attendees had the opportunity to review the plans and pass on comments in respect of the proposals.

A icon public notice [238Kb] was placed in the local press.

Further information is available by contacting:

The Schools Consultations Team
Tel: 01738 476218
Email: (please indicate New Secondary School in the email subject header)

Contact details

The Schools Consultation Team

2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
Tel 01738 476200