Placing requests

If you don't want to send your child to your current catchment primary or secondary school, you can make a placing request.

Placing request forms should be completed and returned to
Stirling Council Schools,
Learning and Education,
7-13 Wolfcraig,
FK8 2LQ.

Note: Forms should not be returned to schools.

Currently attending Nursery

If your child currently attends a nursery class in a primary school that is not your catchment school you are required to submit a placing request.

Note: Acceptance of the placing request is not guaranteed.

Due to start primary

If your child is due to start Primary 1 in August you must register him/her at the catchment primary school even if you intend to make a placing request. Failure to do so may result in a delay in processing your request.

A placing request can only be made when your child is capable of accepting a place. As such you can only make a placing request in the academic session prior to the session you wish to be considered for.

In effect a request may be made in August 2016 for admission in August 2017. In the case of admission to a secondary school a placing request can only be made when your child has commenced Primary 7.

Note: You cannot submit a request more than a year in advance.

Normally a placing request for immediate admission will take between 4-6 weeks to process. This allows both the requested school and the current school to exchange information and respond to the Education Service. This process may take longer at specific times of the year.

More information is available in the Choosing a School booklet

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