The Scottish Government will not call in the decision to close Menzieshill High School in Dundee, the Tele can reveal.
This means that there will be no further debate regarding the city council’s proposal to close the school.
After the closure decision in May, campaigners said they would fight all the way to keep the school open.
However today’s announcement means the decision is final and the school will close its doors for the final time in the summer of 2016. Pupils will then attend the new Harris Academy for the start of the following term.
The council’s education convener Stewart Hunter confirmed the news to the Tele a short time ago.
He said: “I am not surprised at this decision.
“I am pleased that a final decision has now been made.
“It shows that the Scottish Government recognise that we have made this decision on sound educational benefits,” said Cllr Hunter.
The final report on the decision from the Scottish Government stated that Dundee City Council may now implement its decision to close Menzieshill High School in line with the time scales set out in its proposal paper.
We’ll have more on this in today’s Evening Telegraph.