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Placement Requests

Placement Requests

Making a placement request

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.

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.

Denominational Schools

Entitlement to enrol in one of the Council's two Roman Catholic primary schools - St Bernadette's and St Mungo's Primary Schools or the Roman Catholic secondary school - St Modan's is restricted to children who have a baptism certificate from the Catholic Church.

Parents of other primary school aged children who wish to enrol must submit a placing request.

Placement requests for St Modan's must be submitted to Stirling Council. Please follow the link provided.

Scottish Government information

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.

Additional support needs

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.

More information

If you want more information or have queries, please contact us using the details below. Alternatively, you can contact the headteacher of your local school or Parent Council.

For Further Information Contact

Education Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 226000/450000