Choice of school

Choosing the right school for your child

Most children attend their local school. However, parents are entitled to request a place for their child in any other school under the management of the education authority. Such a request is referred to as a placing request.

Information about schools in North Lanarkshire and the procedures to be followed in making placing requests is available at every school and from Learning and Leisure Services. The placement request application form can also be downloaded by going to the Placing Request page link at the right of this page. In addition, more detailed information about a particular school is available from that school.

Placing requests for any school in North Lanarkshire for the session beginning August 2016 should be sent to Learning and Leisure Services at the address in the contact us box by 15 March 2016.

Parents of all children due to start school in August 2016, including those wishing to make a placing request, should proceed in accordance with the advertisement on registration of children, which will be published during week commencing 11 January 2016.

Choosing a school booklet can also be downloaded from the Scottish Government website which can be found in 'Other useful websites'.

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