Enrolment Procedures

Enrolement Procedures


Enrolment in August is a straightforward process in that whole classes are being enrolled at one time. The necessary documents are transferred from the Primary Schools and class lists are prepared in advance of the pupils arriving.

New arrivals in the area are accepted at any time. Parents wishing to enrol children should contact the school office for information and an appointment.

Placing Requests


You have the right to make a placing request for your child to be educated in a school other than the 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. Once a pupil has reached the school leaving age the pupil, not the pupil’s parents may choose which school to go to.

Placing requests to Primary School does not necessarily ensure that your child will have a direct entry to the associated Secondary. Advice on this must be sought from the Primary School Head Teacher. Further information on placing request and procedures is available from the school or the council’s website.

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 (including partnership nursery), special school or special class managed by the home authority. 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.

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