East Lothian Council

Is your child in Primary 7?

Published Thursday 19th November 15

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Now is the time to think about transfer to secondary school

We are now making arrangements for the admission of pupils to the first year of secondary education in August 2016.

Transfer Arrangements to your catchment secondary school

Parents of P7 pupils who are attending East Lothian Council primary schools will have received a letter together with an information booklet regarding their child’s transfer to secondary school. Any parent who has not received the information by 1 December 2015 should contact the Education Business Unit.

Choosing a non-catchment school

The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 gives parents the right to choose the school their child will attend, and places a duty on education authorities to grant such requests wherever possible. Although most children attend their local school, parents may make an application for any other school under the management of East Lothian Council. Such a request is known as a non-catchment placing request.

Non-catchment placing request application forms are now available from all East Lothian Council primary schools, the East Lothian Council website and from the Education Business Unit (details below). The closing date for applications is 31 December 2015. Any requests received after this date will still be considered, but an early application is advisable.

Parents of pupils not attending an East Lothian Council primary school, and who wish their child to be enrolled in an East Lothian Council secondary school, can obtain a non-catchment placing request application form from the East Lothian Council website or from the Education Business Unit (details below).

If you want information about a particular school, please contact the school direct.

Further information is available from:

Education Business Unit

Resources and People Services

East Lothian Council

John Muir House


EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01620 827599 / 827587

Email: schoolplacements@eastlothian.gov.uk


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