S3 into Senior Phase Options Portal

UPDATED 25.02.21


On Friday 26.02.21 at the S3 virtual assembly (in the afternoon P5 slot) we will give further information about the next steps for options choice.

On Monday 01.03.21 all S3 pupils will receive a 3 part e-letter via their Glow Outlook account. This is marked FAO parents and carers. As well as reading the contents themselves pupils should show the information to their parent/carer. Thereafter, the NEXT STEPS option form (linked above) will open.

The three parts of the letter are:

  1. An individual letter to each pupil detailing choices selected at the point of the Scoping Exercise as well as recommended choices that are available in the Options Choice Sheet. A sample of this letter is linked here: Sample Letter to parents about next steps options
  2. A FAQs letter giving answers to commonly asked questions as well as explaining the process in more depth. This is also available here: FAQs overview letter to S3 parents 21
  3. The Options Choice Sheet showing the structure of the options choices we are making available (linked  here: Final S3 into Senior Options Sheet)

We have released this ahead of the Friday Information Session so that pupils can review and consider it beforehand. Pupils are encouraged to ask questions about it. The structure of the options has been designed to reflect the needs of the pupils identified through the Scoping Exercise.

Previous Update 06.01.21
The S3 into S4 Scoping Exercise remains open. Please use the link below on this page. If any child was not present for the virtual assembly sessions before the holidays a letter has been posted home. Pupils should check their Outlook emails for further instructions if they were absent at any point during the last two weeks in December.

A sample of the letter is available here:

Sample Letter to S3 parents about options

Previously published (18.12.20):

Parents Information Evening & Launch of S3 into S4 Options Process 2020/2021:

On Friday 18th December we completed our delivery of 'Virtual Assembly' sessions introducing Options Choice.

Following this, we have now published our Options Choice Handbook for 2020/21:

2020-21 S3 to S4 Options Booklet

On Monday 14th December the school we hosted an online parents information evening to provide information for third year pupils moving to S4, summer 2021.

An information presentation has been produced. This is designed to be viewed ahead of the information evening. The presentation can be viewed here:


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