Combined Parent Councils

The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 allows for the establishment of a Combined Parent Council, covering two or more schools if this is what parents want.

Where parents choose to set up a Combined Parent Council, the education authority can provide support to write an appropriate constitution and get things started.

If a Combined Parent Council includes a denominational school, its constitution must provide for at least one person from the church or denominational body to be a co-opted member of the Parent Council. Where there is more than one church or denomination, each church or body must be able to nominate at least one co-optee.

Where the members of the Parent Forum of one of the represented schools within the combined arrangements decide to withdraw, or one of the schools is discontinued or amalgamated with another school, then the Combined Parent Council will cease to exist if the 'represented schools' no longer comprise more than one school.