Decisions on school places

School allocations for P1 and S1 places - August 2022

School placements update - July/ August 2022

On 29 July 2022 we answered all late placing requests received between 29 June 2022 and 28 July 2022.

Placing requests close on 31 July 2022 and any late requests received up to this date will be answered before the start of term on 17 August 2022.

Any request after 31 July 2022 sould be made to the school and they will contact you after the new term starts.

Previous decisions were issued on

  • 3 July 2022 for placing requests received between 13 June 2022 and 28 June 2022
  • 29 June 2022 for placing requests received between 7 May 2022 and 12 June 2022
  • 27 May 2022 for placing requests received between 1 April 2022 and 6 May 2022
  • 17 April 2022 for placing requests received between 25 December 2021 and 31 March 2022
  • 13 March 2022 for placing requests received up to up to 24 December 2021.

In addition, on 13 March 2022 we answered catchment school requests received up to 24 December 2021 for

  • all catchment Roman Catholic school requests
  • all requests to change the preferred catchment secondary school.

Places for P1 non-denominational catchment schools were confirmed directly by the school.

Places in non-denominational catchment schools

Children registered for P1 by 24 December 2021 were guaranteed a place in one of their catchment schools.

P7 children due to go to high school were allocated a provisional place in their catchment high school.

If your child was provisionally allocated a place in their RC high school and you made a placing request for your non-denominational catchment school, we have granted these requests.

Schools contacted parents to confirm places and arrange inductions before the end of May 2022.

All catchment places are reserved on the understanding children will be resident at the same address by the start of term in August 2022.

Places in Roman Catholic catchment schools

Children who are baptised in the Roman Catholic faith were guaranteed a place in their catchment Roman Catholic school if we received proof of baptism by 24 December 2021.

All decisions are notified by letter.

Turned down requests

If your request has been turned down, please read through your letter carefully. You can

  • appeal against our decision to the Placing in Schools Appeal Committee
  • ask us for a place in an alternative school which has available places. The schools with available places are listed on page 2.

Do not send your appeals to us as these are dealt with by our Committee Services divison.

Read about the appeals process.

Waiting list movement

Initially there is unlikley to be much movement on waiting lists. Decisions on nursery deferrals and special schools and classes were made in April 2022, and in some cases created additional places.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide you with an update each time your waiting position changes, however if a place becomes available we will contact you to let you know.