Placing requests - priorities for admission

Priorities for admission to schools - general
Where there are more applications than places available, preference will be given in accordance with the following priority order:


(a) in the case of a primary school, applications from children living in the delineated area but who could not be accommodated to date
(b) in the case of secondary school, applications from children living in the delineated area of an associated primary school but who could not be accommodated in the school to date
(c) in the case of a primary school, early entry requests from children living in the delineated area and considered for primary education
(d) applications from children with relevant medical conditions supported by the family doctor and the community medicine specialist
(e) in the case of a primary school, early entry requests from children living outwith the delineated area and considered ready for primary education
(f) applications affected by other factors, for example, family circumstances, presence of older siblings in the school, distance between home and school and curricular provision
Once the applications have been considered in terms of the above admission criteria and where there are still more requests than places available, these places will be allocated by ballot.


Priorities for admission to Dalziel High School
There is a tendency for the requests for admission to Dalziel High school to be greater than places available. To allow more effective management of placing requests to the school the following priority order for admission to the school has been established:


(a) children who live in the delineated area, including any who previously could not be accommodated in the school and are on the waiting list, and those children with hearing impairment who have been allocated places in the integrated special unit at the school.
(b) children who live outwith the catchment area but within the North Lanarkshire Council area in accordance with the following priorities:

(i) children with relevant medical conditions with supporting reasoned evidence provided by the family doctor and the community medicine specialist that it is in the the interest of the child's health to attend the school.

(ii) children affected by other relevant factors, including but not restricted to, the curricular provision on offer, proximity to a parents place of work, access to childcare arrangements, travel distance from home to school

(c) children who live outwith the North Lanarkshire Council area in accordance with the following priorities:

(i) children with relevant medical conditions with supporting reasoned evidence provided by the family doctor and the community medicine specialist that it is in the the interest of the child's health to attend the school.

(ii) children affected by other relevant factors, including but not restricted to, the curricular provision on offer, proximity to a parents place of work, access to childcare arrangements, travel distance from home to school

Once applications have been considered against the admissions criteria listed above and where there are still more requests than places available, these places will be allocated by ballot.
Where the attendance of older siblings is argued to be a relevant factor legally no distinction will be made between siblings residing within or outwith the North Lanarkshire Council area. In considering requests where attendance of siblings is argued to be a relevant factor consideration will be given to the number of siblings in attendance and their stage of education.

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