At the meeting of the Council on Thursday, 27 February, the Council agreed to implement procedures for school admissions and transfer arrangements from primary to secondary schools for pupils living within the schools’ delineated catchment areas.
The new policy has been introduced to provide clarity for parents and is available on the Council website.
The decision was taken following a formal statutory consultation with parents of pupils living in East Dunbartonshire who currently attend or have not yet started school, and parents of pupils attending established provision in East Dunbartonshire. This includes the Music School of Douglas Academy, Gaelic Medium schools and the Football Academies in St Ninian’s High School and Boclair Academy.
The consultation ran from Monday 28 October and was extended until Friday 10 January. During this period stakeholders were invited to share their views on proposed changes through an online questionnaire and at public meetings held across the authority area.
Joint Council Leader, Councillor Vaughan Moody, said, “There was a high level of participation in this consultation and during the consultation period the proposals were amended to take into account some of the feedback received during the public meetings. We hope that this has alleviated some concerns.”
Joint Council Leader, Councillor Andrew Polson, added, “We would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to the consultation or attend the public meetings. The Council will continue to work closely with Parent Councils to provide clear information to parents on the new policy.”
Scottish Ministers will be notified that the Council has agreed to implement the procedure for school admissions and transfer arrangements from primary to secondary schools.