Category: Meetings

Find out about what’s discussed and decided at parent council meetings and what it means for you and your kids. Even more importantly, find out how you can get involved.

Hello 2020….

Welcome one and all back to school.. 2020 is looking like a great year.

22nd January members of the Parent council will attend the Lifelong learning
committee meeting to hear the councillors response to the Actions that the two subcommittees (that both PHS and BA were members of)… we will report back on this

NEXT Parent council MEETING Thursday 30th January – 6.30pm at Breadalbane Academy (including update on “save our subjects” campaign). – (next meeting then is 27th February – poss senior school focused TBC)

Still time to buy your fundraising 2020 Calendar – on sale in town and at the school reception… perfect last minute late gift and all funds go to the pupils projects and trips…

The wonderful people at the zero Waste shop on the square “HANDEM” continue to sell 2nd hand school uniform for Breadalbane Academy (until April) … all donations please do pop to the shop or leave at reception… THANK YOU

If you do have lovely things to donate and/or time to give too – we have the THRIFT SHOP Sunday 10th May to Saturday 16th May 2020.

LOOKING also for a new Treasurer to take over in August… please do get in touch if this might be you..

If you have ideas for fundraising, topics for discussion at the meeting or any other school related matters that you would like to speak to the parent council about .. please email us at 


thank you from Lyndsey and Eleanor (co-chairs of BA Parent council)

As requested – Amendment passed by Life long learning committee on 4th September 2019

The amendment that was proposed by Councillor Xander McDade and seconded by Councillor Mike Williamson and passed by Councillor John Duff and the administration.

Last night all councillors confirmed expansion of S5 and S6 at PHS is now “off the table”


Agreed Amendment that was passed on the 4th of September at the life long learning committee meeting.

(BELOW was provided to BAPC by Councillor John Duff on the 9th of September

PHS PC were informed of the amendment by councillors BEFORE it was announced)


Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) progress with developing a detailed plan for the Highland Perthshire Learning Partnership as appropriate, with both school Senior Leadership Teams, Perth College UHI, young people, parents/carers and the wider community through a working group. Engagement should take place with local elected members throughout the process where appropriate.

Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) explore proposals to identify wider community use of Pitlochry High School and to look at property and community facilities in conjunction with other services and partners;

Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) consider as part of the development of the HPLP different models for the delivery of education across the two sites, which should include a delivery of S5 and S6 from Pitlochry High School and would not be detrimental to the educational offer at Breadalbane Academy.

Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) undertake a scoping exercise on the possibility of making the Kirkmichael Primary School catchment area a dual secondary school catchment for both Pitlochry High School and Blairgowrie High School; and

Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) to report back to the Lifelong Learning Committee at its January 2020 meeting with an update on the work undertaken by the working group, and to report back on the scoping exercise at the earliest opportunity.