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School application week announced

This article was first published on: 27 November 2017

Apply for your child's primary one place - Monday 15 January to Friday 19 January 2018.

School application week 2018

Applications for places in East Renfrewshire primary schools will take place from Monday 15 January until Friday 19 January between 1.45pm and 3.30pm.

Parents and carers of children who will be five-years-old between March 2018 and February 2019 should apply to their local denominational or non-denominational school at this time.

It is important that an application is made to register children at their local catchment area school in the first instance, even if you plan to make a placing request or to defer the place for another year. We would ask you to also apply to register your child at the local catchment school, even if they will be educated privately.

Families who are applying for a place at a Roman Catholic school in the area are required to produce a Roman Catholic baptismal certificate in case the school is oversubscribed due to high demand in its catchment. This is only considered should there be oversubscription by catchment pupils and places require to be prioritised.

A number of documents are required to be brought along for the application process, and it is important these are produced so that the application process runs as smoothly as possible.

Documents required are:

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Current Council Tax notice
  • Roman Catholic baptismal certificate (if applicable)
  • Mortgage statement or rental agreement for a period of at least one year
  • Child benefit statement
  • Driving licence, utility bill or bank statement can also be accepted if no longer in receipt of child benefit

This is an important time of the year for parents and carers to apply for their child's place at schools across East Renfrewshire. Our schools are amongst the best in Scotland and it is exciting for the next generation of pupils to join us. This is a busy time for our staff therefore it is important to remember all of the necessary documentation when you are attending the school to ensure there are no delays in the application process. We look forward to another successful P1 allocation period and welcoming some of our youngest residents starting their education journey with us.
- Councillor Paul O'Kane - Convener for Education and Equalities

Once all applications for pupils wishing to register at their local catchment school have been received and processed, parents will receive written confirmation in March advising of their child's place.

While most children attend their local school, parents can choose to apply for a place in another school within the area through a placing request.

Placing requests for the session beginning in August 2018 should be submitted from 1 December 2017 and before 1 February 2018. Applications received after 31 January 2018 will be treated as late applications. Placing requests received on time will be processed and parents informed by the end of April.

Visit our placing requests page for more information. If you have a query about your catchment area or school, please contact the education department on 0141 577 3578. 


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