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 for a mainstream school will only be granted after places have been given to children living in the catchment area.
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.
Make a placing request
If you want to make a placing request, the application process depends on the year group you are applying for.
If you want to make a placing request
- after P1 has started or in P2 to P7
- after S1 has started or in S2 to S6
you apply direct to the school. Find out how to apply.
Placing requests for children starting P1 or S1 in August 2021
Admissions for children starting P1 or S1 for the first time are managed by the Schools Transactions team.
Find out how to apply for Primary 1 places.
If your child is in Primary 7, find out how to apply for Secondary 1 places.
Read Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents from the Scottish Government.