As a parent/carer you have the right to ask for your child to be educated in a school other than your catchment school. If you wish to make a school placing request for your child to more than one school, the Council will only consider the first-named school. This duty is defined by the Education (Scotland) Act.
There are sound educational reasons for trying to ensure that the transfer or admission of children to a new school takes place at the start of the school session. We strongly advise all parents who are considering making a request (other than those who are moving home to a new area) to do this.
Every effort will be made to try to meet your wishes but it is not always possible to grant every placing request application made to each school.
How to Make a Placing Request
Requests for children looking to commence their education at the requested school from August 2020 will be available from January 2020 and the closing date will be 15 March 2020. Any application received after 15 March will be considered a late application and will not be considered until after 30 April 2020.
If applying for a Mid-Session placing request for session 2019/2020 the Council has two months from the date of receipt of your request to notify you of a decision.
It should be noted that where a successful placing request is made, you, as a parent/carer must accept full responsibility for the arrangement and cost of transport to and from the school.
- You can apply using our ONLINE PLACING REQUEST APPLICATION form after you have read the Guidance Notes in the Documents section of this page
- visiting your Local HUB
- or if you are unable to complete the online application form, you can request a paper application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You must complete an application for each child/young person. Please ensure that all sections of the form are completed. This will assist the education office in prioritising your request.