Placing requests - why requests are sometimes not granted
We may refuse a placing request on several grounds. Where:
- the school is already full and it would cost too much to extent the accommodation
- granting a placing request would involve employing extra staff
- such a move would seriously disrupt the child's education
- it is likely that the move would harm discipline or adversely affect the education of other children at the school
- granting a placing request at the early stage of primary education would require the creation of an additional class or composite class in the future
- granting a placing request at the early stages of primary education would involve employing extra staff in the future
- granting a placing request for a child who is resident outwith the catchment area would prevent us from reserving place/s at the specified school or at any particular school.
Reserved places are places held for children moving into the catchment area during the academic year and are reserved by the Council on an annual basis.
The above is intended purely as a guide to reasons for referral.
If your placing request is refused we will detail the grounds for refusal in writing by 30 April or within two months if your placing request was submitted after 15 March. You can request a meeting with an officer of Education to answer any queries you may have.