Placing requests

Parents/carers choosing to send their child to a school other than their catchment school are required to complete a placing request application.

Parents/carers seeking a place for their child at St Mary's Episcopal Primary School, Dunblane are required to complete an application for admission, not a placing request application.

How do I do this?

  • Parents/carers must register their child at the local catchment school even if a placing request application is being made. Failure to do so may cause a delay in processing the placing request.

When should I submit a placing request?

  • Parents/carers can only make a placing request in the academic session prior to the session they wish their child to be considered for. For example, a request can be made in August 2016 for admission in August 2017. In the case of admission to a secondary school a placing request can only be made when your child has started Primary 7.

How long will it take?

  • Normally a placing request for immediate admission will take between 4-6 weeks to process. This allows both the requested school and the current school to exchange information and respond to the Schools, Learning and Education Service. This process may take longer at specific times of the year.