20 November 2018
Statement about the Closure of The New School, Butterstone
“The news of the closure of The New School is a cause of great concern for the families and staff involve, and regret for Scottish education.
The New School has played a unique and sensitive role for over 25 years in supporting and educating children with a wide range of specialist educational needs.
It is a cause of concern for all of Scotland that the considerable responsibilities of the care sector and the demands on finance and resources have brought the school to this situation. As a small independent charitable institution dealing in additional support needs, the climate has grown ever more challenging at the same time as the demand for schools like this is increasing across the country.
We will do all we can to offer support and assistance to the pupils, families and staff of The New School to find other centres where they can settle and flourish, just as they did at Butterstone.”
John Edward Director, SCIS