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HIGHLAND SCHOOL OPTS TO RETURN TO COUNCIL CONTROL

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The first Scottish school to opt out of local authority control under the Conservatives is to be brought back under...
The first Scottish school to opt out of local authority control under the Conservatives is to be brought back under the jurisdiction of Highland Council.

The Scotsman (p5) reports that Dornoch Academy will voluntarily return to council control after five years of self-government.

The transfer of power will be subject to a two-month consultation and must by approved by the Scottish secretary. If there is no agreement the school will continue to govern itself.

Peter Peacock, the council convener, said the return of the school would end a devisive chapter in education in the Highlands.

He added: 'There is now much to be done to give Dornoch pupils the support which is needed which will allow the school to develop in a way that would never be possible if it remained isolated and alone in its opted-out status.
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