Parents have been given freedom regarding choice of school for their children. However, it is necessary for children to be registered at the school which serves their area. Thereafter, parents may, if they wish, make a placing request to have their child enrolled in a school elsewhere. Children who are due to start school in August, and who live in the catchment area, register here at some point during January. Details will be given in the school newsletter, church bulletin and local shops.
Information regarding parental rights will be given to parents on the registration days or by request at any other time.
At the time of registration parents are asked to bring their child’s Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate if appropriate.
No pupil within the catchment area of St Bartholomew’s Primary School qualifies for a bus pass.
You have the right to make a placing request for your child to be educated in a school other than their catchment 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 Primary School Head Teacher. Further information on placing requests is available from the school or the North Lanarkshire Council website.