PROPOSALS have been outlined that could see North Berwick Nursery School formally become part of Law Primary School.

The nursery school is based at the town’s community centre, a short walk from the primary school.

In 2013, the headteacher of Law Primary School took on the role of headteacher of North Berwick Nursery School under a shared headship arrangement.

Fiona Robertson, East Lothian Council’s head of education, said: “This consultation proposes to formalise the current operational and management arrangements of North Berwick Nursery School by closing it as a registered ‘stand-alone’ nursery and formalise it as a nursery stage of Law Primary School.

“This will support the continuity and progression in young children’s learning who will benefit from the seamless transition between pre-school and primary, and it will enhance the arrangements which are currently in place.”

There are no plans to move the nursery from its current base at the community centre.

East Lothian Council is also consulting on a proposal to alter catchment areas of Law Primary School and Dirleton Primary School.

The local authority wants to extend the catchment area for Law Primary School to include homes at Westerdunes Park and the new Ferrygate Meadow housing development to the west of the town.

Members of the public are being asked to give their opinions through an online questionnaire and at two drop-in sessions, which all are welcome to attend.

The first was on Monday at Dirleton Primary School be, while the second takes place tomorrow (Thursday) at North Berwick Community Centre, noon-5pm.

A public meeting will then take place at North Berwick High School on Tuesday, November 21.