Decisions on school places

School allocations for P1 and S1 places - August 2024

School placements decisions - 8 March 2024

On 8 March 2024 we completed the first round of school allocations for P1 and S1 places starting in August 2024.

This includes decisions on

  • non-catchment placing requests,
  • catchment Roman Catholic school requests, and
  • requests to change the preferred catchment secondary school

All requests received by 24 December 2023 have been answered, and decisions notified to parents. 

For P1 placing requests, decisions are issued by email. Please check your spam folder if you have not received an email by Friday 15 March.

For P1 RC registrations, you will receive your decision by letter.

For S1 placing requests and RC catchment requests, decisions are also issued by letter and all letters should be delivered by Friday 15 March.

Late requests will be answered at a later date.

Places in non-denominational catchment schools

If you registered your child for P1 at your catchment non-denominational primary school, you should have already received an email confirming this place. Contact the school if you have any enquiries about this.

If you have not registered your child for P1 yet, please complete the enrolment form as soon as possible.

P7 children due to go to high school were allocated a provisional place in their catchment high school. These places have already been confirmed by letter.

Schools will contact parents to confirm places and arrange inductions.

All catchment places are reserved on the understanding children will be resident at the same address by the start of term in August 2024.

Turned down requests

If your request has been turned down, please read through your email/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.

Read about and submit an appeal.

Further information

Please read our frequently asked questions for more information about the process.

Download the P1 school places FAQ for parents - PDF

Download the S1 school places FAQ for parents - PDF