Catholic education under threat in Borders, Stirling and Edinburgh

BORDERS Council could shut its Catholic schools as part of budget cuts. Asked to confirm a suggestion by a senior council source that one possibility was the closure of the region’s four Catholic primary schools—in Hawick, Galashiels, Selkirk and Peebles—Councillor George Turnbull, the new executive member for education, said: “It is far too early to say what recommendations will emerge, although some of these schools actually have more non-Catholic children on their roll and there are alternatives in those towns.”
http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/No-sacred-cows-as-cuts.6392801.jp

Free transport distance reduced but may hurt Stirling Catholic school St Modan’s High as children attending schools as a result of a placing request will still not be eligible for free transport.
http://www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/06/30/free-school-transport-distance-cut-51226-26750189/

Similar situation in Edinburgh, where free transport distance has been increased. Holy Rood High in Duddingston will be one of the worst hit due to its location and large catchment area.
http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/edinburgh/Parents-say-fifth-of-pupils.6387276.jp

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