Proposal for a change in the schools admissions policy

Closed 14 Dec 2018

Opened 1 Nov 2018


It is proposed that priority for admission to Roman Catholic primary schools be given to pupils who are baptised Roman Catholics and that other children may be admitted by means of a placing request. This allows the Council to manage the admissions and if necessary, reserve places for Roman Catholic children.

The new admissions policy would only apply for children who are not already attending either St Bernadette’s or St Mungo’s. While the current cohort of children remains in either school, any sibling can enrol without submitting a placing request. This ensures that parents will not have to enrol their children in two different primary schools.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council is required, by virtue of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, to undertake a formal consultation on amending the schools admission policy to change the policy for denominational primary schools.

What Happens Next

Feedback from the consultation will be sent to Education Scotland in December. Their reponse will be incorporated into a final consultation report that will go to the Council's People Committee for decision in March 2019.



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