Meeting over school
pupils move to Breadalbane to complete their last two years of school.
If this were to happen, future pupil numbers at Breadalbane could decrease.
The worse case scenario for S5 and S6 being taught at PHS would be the loss of 50-60 pupils from the Breadalbane roll.
There are fears fewer pupils could lead to less teaching staff and ultimately to the Aberfeldy school being unable to offer Advanced Highers.
The Breadalbane Academy Parent Council invited parents to discuss these matters in a meeting at the campus last night, called after the Christmas break and before the scheduled parent council meeting at the end of January.
Central to the parent body’s concern is that in outlining options for Pitlochry High School, Perth and Kinross Council did not consult Breadalbane Academy, despite some of the options provisionally on the table having an effect on the potential for attainment at Breadalbane.
A representative for the parent council at Breadalbane Academy called this ommision “surprising”. The chair had written to Perth and Kinross Council before Christmas to ask to be given a “rough idea” of numbers the S5 and S6 transfer option would incur.
In reply, the authority had stressed that it did not need to consult Breadalbane Academy about the impact from potential options for Pitlochry High School, as no recommendations had been made as yet.