School placing requests

As a parent/carer you have the right to ask for your child to be educated in a school other than your catchment school. 

There are sound educational reasons for trying to ensure that the transfer or admission of children to a new school takes place at the start of the school session. We strongly advise all parents who are considering making a request (other than those who are moving home to a new area) to do this.

Every effort will be made to try to meet your wishes but it is not always possible to grant every placing request application made to each school.

Please check your catchment school using the catchment checker [opens in a new window] before submitting a Placing Request. If you live in the catchment for your preferred school please do not submit a placing request, instead submit a registration, details of which can be found under Primary School Registration and Secondary School Registration.

How to Make a Placing Request

Requests for children looking to commence their education at the requested school from August 2023 will be available from Wednesday 4th January 2023 and the closing date will be 15th March 2023. 

Parents are informed of their outcome by 30th April each year.

If applying for a Mid-Session placing request for session 2022/2023 the Council has two months from the date of receipt of your request to notify you of a decision.

It should be noted that where a successful placing request is madeyouas a parent/carer must accept full responsibility for the arrangement and cost of transport to and from the school.

You must complete an application for each child/young person. Please ensure that all sections of the form are completed.  This will assist the education office in prioritising your request. 

Placing Request details 2022/23

Details of the Placing Requests submitted for the school session 2022/23 are as follows:

  • 54.8% Placing Requests were accepted
  • 37.8 Placing Requests were refused
  • 7.4% Placing Requests were withdrawn
School Percentage of Successful Placing Requests Percentage of Refused Placing Requests Percentage of Withdrawn Placing Requests
Bearsden Academy 51.9% 38.5% 9.6%
Bishopbriggs Academy 0.0% 95.9% 4.1%
Boclair Academy 33.6% 60.8% 5.6%
Douglas Academy 37.9% 58.6% 3.5%
Kirkintilloch High 66.7% 33.3% 0.0%
Lenzie Academy 60.8% 31.1% 8.1%
St Ninian’s High 0.0% 100% 0.0%
Turnbull High 59.1% 33.8% 7.1%
Baldernock Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Baljaffray Primary 71.4% 0.0% 28.6%
Balmuildy Primary 43.5% 47.8% 8.7%
Bearsden Primary 34.4% 59.4% 6.2%
Castlehill Primary 85.7% 0.0% 14.3%
Clober Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Colquhoun Park Primary 55.6% 11.1% 33.3%
Craigdhu Primary 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Craighead Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Gartconner Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Harestanes Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Hillhead Primary N/A N/A N/A
Holy Family Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Holy Trinity Primary 75.0% 0.0% 25.0%
Killermont Primary 62.5% 37.5% 0.0%
Lairdsland Primary 83.3% 16.7% 0.0%
Lennoxtown Primary N/A N/A N/A
Lenzie Meadow Primary 29.3% 51.2% 19.5%
Meadowburn Gaelic Unit 50.0% 50.0% 0.0%
Meadowburn Primary 36.4% 54.6% 0.0%
Millersneuk Primary 86.2% 6.9% 6.9%
Milngavie Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Mosshead Primary 89.5% 0.0% 10.5%
Oxgang Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
St Nicholas' Primary 88.9% 0.0% 11.1%
St Helen’s Primary 83.4% 8.3% 8.3%
St Machan’s Primary N/A N/A N/A
St Matthew’s Primary 84.6% 7.7% 7.7%
Torrance Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Thomas Muir Primary 14.3% 80.9% 4.8%
Twechar Primary N/A N/A N/A
Wester Cleddens Primary 91.6% 4.2% 4.2%
Westerton Primary 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL of all Placing Requests 54.8% 37.8% 7.4%

*all percentages have been rounded.

Placing Request details 2021/22

Details on the Placing Requests submitted for the school session 2021/22 are as follows:

  • 49.7%  Placing Requests were accepted
  • 50.3%  Placing Requests were refused

Placing Request figures 2021/22

 

School

Percentage of Successful Placing Requests

Percentage of Refused Placing Requests

Bearsden Academy

2.4%

97.6%

Bishopbriggs Academy

0%

100%

Boclair Academy

69.4%

30.6%

Douglas Academy

82%

18%

Kirkintilloch High

100%

0%

Lenzie Academy

74.1%

25.9%

St Ninians High

50%

50%

Turnbull High

55.4%

44.6%

Baldernock Primary

33.3%

66.7%

Baljaffray Primary

62.5%

37.5%

Balmuildy Primary

66.7%

33.3%

Bearsden Primary

33.3%

66.7%

Castlehill Primary

0%

100%

Clober Primary

0%

100%

Colquhoun Park Primary

5.9%

94.1%

Craigdhu Primary

50%

50%

Craighead Primary

100%

0%

Gartconner Primary

0%

100%

Harestanes Primary

66.7%

33.3%

Hillhead Primary

100%

0%

Holy Family Primary

42.9%

57.1%

Holy Trinity Primary

0%

100%

Killermont Primary

20%

80%

Lairdsland Primary

20%

80%

Lennoxtown Primary

100%

0%

Lenzie Meadow Primary

42.1%

57.9%

Meadowburn Primary

62.5%

37.5%

Meadowburn Gaelic

NA

NA

Millersneuk Primary

80.8%

19.2%

Milngavie Primary

100%

0%

Mosshead Primary

25%

75%

Oxgang Primary

25%

75%

St Helen's Primary

33.3%

66.7%

St Machan's Primary

NA

NA

St Matthew's Primary

6.3%

93.7%

St Nicholas' Primary

50%

50%

Thomas Muir Primary

22.2%

77.8%

Torrance Primary

100%

0%

Twechar Primary

NA

NA

Wester Cleddens Primary 52.9% 47.1%
Westerton Primary  66.7% 33.3%
Total of all Placing Requests 49.7% 50.3%

* all percentages have been rounded.

Placing Request details 2020/21

Details on the Placing Requests submitted for the school session 2020/21 are as follows:

  • 53%  Placing Requests were accepted
  • 47%  Placing Requests were refused

School

Percentage of Successful Placing

Requests

Percentage of Refused Placing Requests

Bearsden Academy

36%

64%

Bishopbriggs Academy

2%

98%

Boclair Academy

57%

43%

Douglas Academy

80%

20%

Kirkintilloch High

100%

0%

Lenzie Academy

88%

12%

St Ninians High

25%

75%

Turnbull High

48%

52%

Baldernock Primary

100%

0%

Baljaffray Primary

94%

6%

Balmuildy Primary

67%

33%

Bearsden Primary

29%

71%

Castlehill Primary

25%

75%

Clober Primary

100%

0%

Colquhoun Park Primary

12%

88%

Craigdhu Primary

67%

33%

Craighead Primary

100%

0%

Gartconner Primary

67%

33%

Harestanes Primary

100%

0%

Hillhead Primary

100%

0%

Holy Family Primary

100%

0%

Holy Trinity Primary

100%

0%

Killermont Primary

38%

62%

Lairdsland Primary

63%

37%

Lennoxtown Primary

NA

NA

Lenzie Meadow Primary

40%

60%

Meadowburn Primary

42%

58%

Meadowburn Gaelic

NA

NA

Millersneuk Primary

52%

48%

Milngavie Primary

100%

0%

Mosshead Primary

32%

68%

Oxgang Primary

9%

91%

St Helen's Primary

67%

33%

St Machan's Primary

NA

NA

St Matthew's Primary

100%

0%

St Nicholas' Primary

100%

0%

Thomas Muir Primary

0%

100%

Torrance Primary

0%

100%

Twechar Primary

NA

NA

Wester Cleddens

Primary

16%

84%

Westerton Primary

50%

50%

TOTAL

53%

47%

* all percentages have been rounded up/down.

Placing Request details 2019/20

Details on the Placing Requests submitted for the school session 2019/20 are as follows::

  • 66% Placing Requests were accepted
  • 34% Placing Requests were refused
  • 25% of the refusals were appealed and heard at the Placing Requests Appeal Board
  • 3% of all appeals were upheld by the Appeals Panel.

School

Percentage of Successful Placing Requests

Percentage of Refused Placing Requests

Bearsden Academy

43%

57%

Bishopbriggs Academy

4%

96%

Boclair Academy

66%

34%

Douglas Academy

85%

15%

Kirkintilloch High

97%

3%

Lenzie Academy

82%

18%

St Ninians High

59%

41%

Turnbull High

76%

24%

Baldernock Primary

100%

0%

Baljaffray Primary

94%

6%

Balmuildy Primary

100%

0%

Bearsden Primary

88%

13%

Castlehill Primary

100%

0%

Clober Primary

83%

17%

Colquhoun Park Primary

30%

70%

Craigdhu Primary

100%

0%

Craighead Primary

100%

0%

Gartconner Primary

100%

0%

Harestanes Primary

100%

0%

Hillhead Primary

100%

0%

Holy Family Primary

40%

60%

Holy Trinity Primary

100%

0%

Killermont Primary

19%

81%

Lairdsland Primary

50%

50%

Lennoxtown Primary

100%

0%

Lenzie Meadow Primary

29%

71%

Meadowburn Primary

32%

68%

Meadowburn Gaelic

50%

50%

Millersneuk Primary

79%

21%

Milngavie Primary

100%

0%

Mosshead Primary

100%

0%

Oxgang Primary

77%

23%

St Helen's Primary

65%

35%

St Machan's Primary

100%

0%

St Matthew's Primary

92%

8%

St Nicholas' Primary

85%

15%

Thomas Muir Primary

86%

14%

Torrance Primary

100%

0%

Twechar Primary

100%

0%

Wester Cleddens Primary

56%

44%

Westerton Primary

52%

48%

TOTAL

66%

34%