This post contains important information for parents/carers wishing to enrol their daughter at Notre Dame High School.
Placing Request Form
Please read the information contained within this page. Some parents/carers will be able to enrol their daughter without submitting a placing request, while others will need to download and complete the form shown below. The form should then be sent to Glasgow City Council. Clicking on the image will open the file.
Mrs Henderson manages enrolment for girls joining us from Primary 7 and has responsibility for enrolling pupils in S1 and S2. Mrs Watt has responsibility for enrolling pupils in S3 and S4 and Mr O’Neill has responsibility for enrolling pupils in S5 and S6.
Living within our catchment – P7 into S1
All girls living within our catchment area and currently attending a denominational primary school will automatically enrol for a place as part of our new S1 cohort. We will contact parents/carers in mid-April to outline specific details in relation to our P7 induction day in May. We are in a unique position in the local authority in that we only have two associated primary schools (Notre Dame Primary and St. Ninian’s Primary). Our annual induction events cannot be confirmed until around April. This is largely because of the number of pupils joining our new S1 cohort through the placing request system. Some pupils at Corpus Christi primary school are entitled to enrol with us a part of our catchment intake. However, not all girls at Corpus Christi qualify in this way. For those attending Corpus Christi but residing out with our catchment, it is necessary to submit a placing request.
Living out with our catchment and within Glasgow City Council – P7 into S1
Parents/Carers of all pupils living out with our catchment area will need to submit a placing request application. You can download the necessary paperwork from the top of this page. Alternatively, you can request a placing request form at any Glasgow primary or secondary school . The form should be completed and sent to:
Area Support Team
Glasgow City Council
1 Gairbraid Avenue
Living out with our catchment but not within Glasgow City Council – P7 into S1
Parents and carers of girls currently attending a primary school out with Glasgow City Council should contact the North-West Area Support team at the address and phone number shown above. A form will then be sent to you. Once completed the form should be sent to the address shown above. Parents and carers of pupils joining us from another country will also need to submit a placing request unless your daughter has moved into our local catchment area.
Pupils joining us from Non-Denominational Primary Schools
Each year we welcome several pupils from non-denominational primary schools. By default, your daughter will be enrolled for her catchment non-denominational secondary school. Parents and carers will need to submit a placing request in line with the procedures detailed above.
Pupils joining us after the beginning of S1 (All year groups S1-S6 inclusive)
The principles outlined above are the same for pupils joining us after the beginning of S1. Many girls join our school community throughout the academic year. If you do make a midterm request, then we will contact you as soon as your details are passed onto us by the local authority.
Turnaround times and the decision making process
We realise that many parents/carers of P7 girls will make placing requests as early as the November prior to their daughter starting at Notre Dame. The local authority process all requests and will usually confirm places during April and May. This can be a frustrating time for parents and carers as months can pass between a request and confirmation. Please be assured that this is not unusual and is not an indication that your daughter is not going to receive a place. As soon as the school are given permission to contact parents/carers we will do so.
The school has no direct input in the process and will not contact parents/carers until a decision has been made at local authority level.
Midterm placing requests are handled in the same manner but the turnaround time is quicker. You will usually hear from the school within two or three weeks of the request being submitted. The local authority will ask us to process requests once they have been approved and only if there is still space within the relevant year group cohort. We will arrange a meeting to discuss the transfer and girls will usually join us within ten school days of the meeting.
The North-West area support team are best placed to answer any further questions that you may have. Nevertheless, we will always endeavour to assist you. If you would like to discuss enrolment with us, then please call the school on 0141 582 0190 or submit an enquiry via our ‘Contact Us‘ page.
Our updated handbook is available on the right hand sidebar. Please also find a link below.
We would like to extend a warm invitation to all P6 and P7 girls and their families who have an interest in enrolling with us for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 terms.
The Open Evening takes place on Thursday 7th September 2017 at 6.45pm. We would be delighted if you could join us.
All pupils joining S1 in August 2017 should report to the school from 8.30am onwards. Mrs Henderson (DHT) is the main point of contact during the visit.
All pupils must arrive by 8.50am. All parents/carers must register their daughter and return a consent form for Monday’s trip. If you have lost the form you can collect and complete a new one during registration. (more…)
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Parents/Carers of P7 girls should receive confirmation of placing requests for S1 in the coming weeks. We will contact parents/carers by post as soon as we are given permission to do so. We do not anticipate that Glasgow City Council will issue letters of confirmation any earlier than Friday 21st April 2017. We will also begin the process of liaising with your daughter’s primary school after the Easter break.
Our three day transition visit takes place on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May.
We continue to enrol a large number of girls through the placing request system. In response to feedback from parents/carers we will continue to store a copy of the placing request form on our school website. The image shown below is a direct link to the form that parents or carers must send to Glasgow City Council if they wish to submit a placing request. More information on enrolment can be found on our ‘Enrolment‘ page.