Admissions Policy - Transfer arrangements

In recent years a number of schools in East Dunbartonshire have had high occupancy levels due to the demand in the school’s catchment area, through placing requests from parents in other areas in East Dunbartonshire and from parents living in neighbouring local authority areas.

Roll projections for a small number of schools show there is a risk that a school may be oversubscribed for catchment pupils when the allocation of places is carried out in April each year. 

The Council has now agreed to a clear procedure to manage this effectively which will involve changes to admissions policies for primary and secondary schools and transfer arrangements for pupils going from primary to secondary school.  The changes will take effect for admissions from session 2020/21.