School Admission Arrangements
Before a child enrols in Eastwood High School, the Education Department will seek documentary evidence to validate a child’s entitlement to a catchment place at this school. If appropriate evidence is not submitted the Education Department will withdraw the offer of a place. Documentary evidence can be submitted to the Education Department via the school office. Further detail on required documentary evidence and change of circumstances is available in the Education Department’s school admission policy which is accessible on the Council’s website via the link below:
When a child is enrolled in the school as a catchment pupil ceases to reside in the Eastwood High School delineated catchment area and his/her parents wish the child to continue to attend the school the parent must submit a placing request to remain. Where it is found that a child is no longer entitled to a catchment place in Eastwood High School since they no longer reside in a property in the delineated catchment area associated with the school, and a placing request has not been submitted and approved, the Council may seek to exclude that child from the school.
A child’s parent(s)/carer(s) is/are responsible for providing the Education Department with full and correct information about their child(ren) and any changes to that information which may affect their status as a catchment child. In the event that parent(s)/carer(s) fail to do this, the Education Department will view this as a refusal to comply with the rules and regulations of the school; this lack of cooperation will result in the Council seeking to exclude the child(dren) from Eastwood High School.
If information that is submitted is found to be fraudulent the Council may pass the matter to the Procurator Fiscal’s Office. The Council will use all means available to it in order to investigate suspicions of allegations of fraud, including but not limited to, surveillance in cases where it is necessary and proportionate to do so.
Our associated Primary Schools are Crookfur, Mearns, Neilston and Uplawmoor. All pupils who live within the catchment areas for these schools are entitled to attend Eastwood High. If you live outwith the area, entry is by placing request. Our S1 (First Year) contains around 195 pupils. Most are from our associated primaries, but a significant number are from schools outwith our catchment area.
Links with our associated primaries are well established. In November, pupils and parents of P7 are invited to a “hands on” open evening in the school. After this Open Evening, Mr Chris Morris, Depute Head of S1/2, will visit each of the Associated Primaries Schools to speak to pupils about the transfer process and our expectations of the young people during their time at High School. The school website gives parents and pupils news about transition events. Parents can also access our Twitter feed from the website and this will give up to date information about current events in the school. The Physical Education programme in all associated primary schools is delivered by Eastwood High Physical Education teachers.
In addition, our English, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Science departments visit all our associated primaries and many other departments now collaborate with the primary schools in implementing the curricular initiatives. There are systematic liaison visits by Pastoral Care teachers to begin the process of getting to know pupils in advance of transfer.
Preparation for transfer culminates in a three day visit in June where the P7 pupils form the classes they will join in August and sample our curriculum as well as taking part in a Sports day. Young people from other schools whose placing requests have been granted are also invited to this introductory visit.
An induction programme is mounted by pastoral care teachers early in S1 as part of the Social Education programme and all S1 pupils will have a pastoral care interview in the first term.
Associated Primary Schools:
Primary Schools which transfer their pupils to Eastwood High School are as follows:
Crookfur Primary School Capelrig Road Newton Mearns Glasgow G77 6LF Tel No: 570 7120
Neilston Primary School 43 High Street Neilston Glasgow G78 3HJ Tel No: 570 7240
Mearns Primary School Hunter Drive Newton Mearns Glasgow G77 6PR Tel No: 560 3810
Uplawmoor Primary School Tannoch Road Uplawmoor Glasgow G78 4AD Tel No: 0141 570 7460
Children who take up residence in our catchment area (areas served by Crookfur, Mearns, Neilston and Uplawmoor Primary Schools) are admitted on request to the Headteacher.
Parents considering making a placing request and wishing to make a visit prior to submitting the request should contact the school by letter or telephone to make an appointment.
Children not resident in our catchment area may enrol at Eastwood High School if a placing request is granted. Requests are considered by East Renfrewshire Council, Department of Education. If your child is enrolled at Eastwood and you then move outwith the area a placing request must be made if you wish your child to continue at Eastwood.