SCOTTISH Borders Council (SBC) is set to launch another consultation after identifying the preferred option for a Borders primary school.

Borderers were previously asked by the council to pick from three options for Eyemouth Primary School.

According to SBC, the option that attracted the most public support was that all stages of education would be accommodated on the site of the existing Eyemouth High School, with new facilities for the primary and early years provisions being built adjacent to the site.

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SBC is now launching a statutory consultation focusing on the “educational benefits” of combining learners aged two to 18 years old on a single campus.

Carol Hamilton, SBC’s executive member for children and young people, said: “This next phase of consultation will provide the public with more specific details on the proposals for a campus incorporating the early years and primary school on the high school site.

“It will also allow the council to collect vital feedback that will help formulate plans for the overall design of the new school and the shared resources it will offer.”

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The East Berwickshire councillor, of the Conservatives, added: “Creating a campus style facility which would incorporate both primary and secondary schools on one site would have a whole range of educational benefits, including helping more senior primary school students transition and giving all our young learners access to high quality specialist, shared facilities.

“Furthermore, a campus like this has the potential to create a real sense of community amongst families in the area and create a more engaging education environment.”

According to SBC, a follow-on report will be prepared for council as the consultation progresses.

An SBC spokesperson said the consultation will run from the start of the new academic year in August for a minimum of 30 teaching days.