PLACING REQUESTS – PARENTAL CHOICE
Each school serves its own particular catchment area. Children whose homes are located in that area will have priority in being allocated a place in the school. However, parents have the right to specify the school in which they wish to place their child. It is important, however, that your child is registered at his/her local school in advance of making a placing request. Applications must be made to the Area Education Manager. Placing request forms can be obtained online from: www.highland.gov.uk/learninghere/schools/informationforparents
Transportation to and from school, for placing request children, is a parental responsibility.
If children live out-with the school catchment area and their parents wish them to attend Bower School please contact the school to arrange a visit.
Bower School runs a programme of transition visits for pre-school children and holds an information session for parents. This is done in co-operation with our feeder playgroup – Bower Busy Bees.
Children starting school in Primary 1 should be enrolled at the school during enrolment week, this year it is week beginning Monday the 27th January. When enrolling a child, the parent should bring the child’s birth certificate and be prepared to give the name, address and telephone number of an emergency contact. Parents can also enrol online at https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/878/schools/11/school_enrolment.
Parents wishing to enrol children during the session should phone or call at the school to get information and make arrangements for admission and/or a visit to the school beforehand if they wish.