As a parent you have the right to ask for your child(ren) to be educated in a school other than the local school. This request is called a placing request.

If you wish to make a placing request for your child to more than one school, the authority will only consider the first-named school. This duty is defined by the Education (Scotland) Act.

There are sound educational reasons for trying to ensure that the transfer or admission of children to a new school takes place at the start of the school session. We strongly advises all parents who are considering making a request (other than those who are moving home to a new area) to do this.

Every effort will be made to try and meet parental wishes but it is not always possible to grant every placing request made to a particular school.

How to Make a Placing Request

If you wish to make a placing request you can apply directly on East Dunbartonshire Council's website.

You must complete an application for each child/young person. Please ensure that all sections of the form are completed.  This will assist the education office in prioritising your request.