Enrolment Procedures

We enrol all children living in the Newmains area who:

  • Will be five years old by the registration date and who are not     already attending school.
  • Will reach the age of five on or before the last day in February of the following year.

It would be very helpful if all children coming to school could do the following things.

  1. Remove outdoor clothes and hang them on a peg.
  2. Dress and undress for P.E.
  3. Use a knife and fork.
  4. Use the toilet properly.
  5. Wash and dry hands and face.
  6. Tidy up after using toys, books and equipment.

If your child is transferring into our school, you are invited to meet teachers, to visit our resource rooms and to have a look at the books and equipment we use.  Please telephone for an appointment. (01698 274923)

You have the right to make a placing request for your child to be educated in a school other than their local school. In December each year, the authority will advertise its arrangements for placing      requests. There are sound educational reasons for trying to ensure that the transfer or admission of children to a school takes place at the start of a school session. Other than those who are moving home, to a new area, parents are advised to time any placing requests so that they take effect from the beginning of the new school session. Every effort will be made to try to meet the parental wishes, but you should note that it is not always possible to grant every placing request to a particular school.

Placing requests to Primary School does not necessarily ensure that your child will have a direct entry into the associated secondary. Advice on this must be sought from the Head Teacher. All placing requests details and procedures are available from the school or the North Lanarkshire Councils website. http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

Parents and Young People have a right under the Additional Support for Learning Act 2009 to make a placing request for their child or young person to attend a nursery. In the event of a successful placing request the authority are not required to provide transport. The Act also enables parents and young people to make a placing request to attend a school/establishment belonging to another authority.