Occasionally parents or carers may wish to send their children to a school which is not in their school catchment area.
If this is the case, you need to complete a school placing request form to the education authority. Please note that if you select a school which is not in your catchment area, your child will not be entitled to receive free school transport to and from school.
If your placing request is refused by the Head of Service, you can appeal in writing, within 28 days of receiving the refusal.
An appeals panel will then be arranged by the Registrar. At this hearing, a panel which is made up of one elected member and two parent council representatives will make a decision on whether to uphold or reject the appeal. An officer from legal services will also attend the hearing to provide advice to the panel.
If you remain unhappy with the decision, you have the right to seek a final appeal at the Sheriff Court within 28 days of being advised of the appeals panel's decision.
Find out more about Education appeals.
Apply online or download an application form.
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