School Admission and Transfer Arrangements from Primary to Secondary School

This consultation is now closed

East Dunbartonshire Council is committed to ensuring the highest standards of attainment and achievement for all children within our schools and centres. This has resulted in consistently good inspection reports, examination results and positive school leaver destinations. This has resulted in high demand for places in our schools.

A number of schools have high occupancy levels. This is due to demand from the delineated catchment areas and / or through the placing request process from parents, who live outwith the catchment area. Roll projections take account of the housing developments within the area as well as the trends in placing requests. 

Within East Dunbartonshire, there is well established specialist provision. This includes the Music School within Douglas Academy, the Gaelic Medium Primary Education Unit within Meadowburn Primary, the Gaelic Medium Secondary Provision within Bishopbriggs Academy and the Football Academies in partnership with Celtic Football Club at St Ninian’s High School and with Rangers Football Club at Boclair Academy. 

Purpose of the Consultation

To consult on the proposed changes for all East Dunbartonshire denominational (Roman Catholic) and non-denominational primary and secondary schools to :

  • the admissions arrangements, including Primary 1 and during a school session; 
  • the arrangements for the transfer of pupils from a primary school to a secondary school; 
  • the arrangements for admission to the Educational Specialist Provision within East Dunbartonshire.

These changes will take effect for admissions from Session 2020/21.

The proposed changes would make clear the Council’s proposed arrangements for admissions to primary and secondary schools within East Dunbartonshire Council. The proposed changes would detail a procedure to be followed in the event of oversubscription by pupils from the delineated catchment area to any East Dunbartonshire Council primary or secondary school. The proposal will also clarify the arrangements for entry to any of the specialist provision within East Dunbartonshire.

The proposal does not affect placing requests and the criteria under which they are approved.

Please read the relevant background documents on the right hand side of this page, including the FAQs which will help you complete the consultation.

The consultation will run from 28 October 2019 until 6 December 2019.  This Consultation has been extended to Friday 10 January 2020.  Select this link for further details before completing the consultation below