Sending your Child to School - Placing Requests

Your child will normally attend the local primary school and transfer from it, after the Primary 7 stage, to its associated secondary school. However, as a parent, you have the right to make a placing request for your child(ren) to be educated in a school other than the local school.

There are sound educational reasons for trying to ensure that the transfer or admission of children to a school takes place at the start of a school session. We therefore, advise all parents who would like a placing request (other than those who are moving home, to a new area) to ask for this to take effect only at the start of the next school session.

If you would like apply for a placing request you must complete a copy of the form (PC1(a)) for each child involved.

You do not have to give a reason for making a placing request. If, however, there are more requests than places available, your case may well be strengthened if your reasons are known.
Please send the completed form(s) to the education office responsible for the school you would like your child to attend and inform the head teacher of your local school that you are making a placing request.
You should receive an acknowledgement within 5 working days of receipt of your application.