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Changes to secondary school catchment areas and placing request criteria

Published Monday 28 January 2019

Changes to Glasgow's placing school criteria will be implemented from the new school term in August 2019 following an extensive public consultation and agreement by elected members at a recent City Administration Committee.

Changes to catchment areas will take immediate effect but will not mean any changes to S1 entry in August.

The council launched the consultations a few months ago to seek the views of parents, carers and stakeholders on proposed changes to school placing request criteria and secondary school catchment areas across the city.

The current placing request criteria had not been updated in more than 10 years and with the aim to make the process clearer for parents and carers, the proposed changes reflect the way life, schools and families in the city have evolved.

The new placing request criteria take into account the views expressed by those who responded to the consultation.

Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills & Early Years said: "The consultations looking at secondary school catchment areas across the city and placing request criteria was the ideal opportunity for all interested parties to make their views known.

"We've listened to parents, families and the local community and made changes to a number of the original proposals and that's reflected in the final report to committee yesterday.

"Parents should note that the current placing request criteria stay in place until August 2019

In order to reduce disruption for parents and children, if a child is currently in a primary school which was previously part of a non-delineated secondary (associated, feeder primary schools) then they will continue to have the right to go to that secondary.

View the full committee report here

Published Monday 28 January 2019

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