Parents have the right to choose a school for their children to attend other than the catchment school - this is commonly known as a placing request.
The Council has a duty to grant such requests wherever possible.
You can download a Placing Request Application Form for emailing or printing to make a placing request.
Please note that if a placing request is being submitted for a new entrant to school, ie a P1 pupil, you must still enrol your child at his/her catchment school taking their birth certificate along with you.
The Scottish Government produce a A guide for parents on choosing a school and the placing request system which gives information for parents in Scotland about choosing a local council school.
It gives a general explanation of the law relating to these placing requests and sets out the procedures that parents and local councils have to follow.
If your child has additional support needs you will find advice including information about choosing a school and your appeal rights in The Parents' Guide to Additional Support for Learning published by Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning.
This booklet cannot give a definitive interpretation of the law. That is a matter for the Courts.
Engagement Officer, Education & Schools
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452372/450000