The roll of an Angus school could be forced to expand after plans were unveiled to overlap its catchment area with Dundee.
Councillors are being asked to consider the possibility of sending pupils who attend the Dundee City Council-run Barnhill Primary to Monifieth High School instead of Grove Academy.
Education chiefs believe accommodating a “significant” number of the pupils who live closer to Monifieth than Grove would alleviate placing requests at the Ferry school.
Angus Council announced ambitions to build a new Monifieth campus last year, but has not yet identified funding.
Paul Clancy, the city council’s executive director of children and families services, will present his report to committee on Monday.
He said: “Currently, Grove Academy experiences high levels of placing requests coming from west Ferry and Douglas whose pupils attending Craigiebarns and Claypotts Castle primary schools largely reside within the catchment area of Craigie High School.
“One possible solution centres on the secondary educational provision of pupils residing in west Broughty Ferry attending Barnhill Primary School.
“While the majority of pupils live within the catchment of and attend Grove Academy, a significant percentage of its pupil catchment live closer to Monifieth High School.”
Monifieth SNP councillor Beth Whiteside believes Angus Council will welcome the plan – on the grounds that a new “super-school” goes ahead at the Western Gateway.
She said: “We currently transport approximately 300 pupils across the area every day, causing some of the problems with capacity.
“The proposals make a lot of sense. We’re really supportive of both plans.”
Education across the area is undergoing a major shake-up, with consideration also being given to a merger of Braeview Academy and Craigie High.