School placing requests

Apply for a place outside of your catchment area

You can ask us for a place in a school outside of your catchment area. This is called a placing request.

A placing request will only be granted after places have been given to children living in the catchment area. 

Read Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents from the Scottish Government.

Download the school placements privacy notice (PDF, 39 KB)

Make a placing request

If you want to apply for a school place

  • after P1 has started or in P2 to P7
  • after S1 has started or in S2 to S6

you must apply to the school of your choice. Find out how to apply for your place.

Read about our specialist schools to find out how to apply for specialist dance, music and football education.

You have the right to make a placing request for special schools and classes. Please read In on the Act for details. Chapter four covers placing requests.

Download In on The Act (PDF, 1 MB)

Placing requests in P1 or S1

If your child is due to start P1 or S1 at a mainstream school in August 2020 you can make a placing request when applicaitons open in November 2019.

Further reading

Download our admissions policy (PDF, 86 KB)
Download our admissions procedure (PDF, 147 KB)

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