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Placing requests

Priorities for admission

We can receive more requests for admission to St Ambrose High School than places available.

We allocate the places using the following priorities:

(a) children who live in the catchment area, including the Springhill Farm estate area, who are on the waiting list but previously could not be accommodated in the school.

(b) children who live outwith the catchment area who could not previously be accommodated in the school and are on the waiting list.

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

  1. children with relevant medical conditions with supporting reasoned evidence provided by the family doctor and the community medicine specialist that it is in the interest of the child's health to attend the school
  2. children affected by the other relevant factors such as the curricular provision on offer, proximity to a parents' place of work, access to childcare arrangements, travel distance from home to school

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

  1. children with relevant medical conditions with supporting reasoned evidence provided by the family doctor and the community medicine specialist that it is in the interest of the child's health to attend the school
  2. children affected by other relevant factors such as the curricular provision on offer, proximity to a parents' place of work, access to childcare arrangements, travel distance from home to school

Once we have considered the applications, and if there are still more requests than places available, we will allocate these 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.

When 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.

Priorities for admission to Dalziel high school

We can receive more requests for admission to Dalziel High School than places available.

We allocate the places using the following priorities:

(a) children who live in the catchment area, including any who previously could not be accommodated in the school and are on the waiting list, and children with a 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:

  1. children with relevant medical conditions with supporting reasoned evidence provided by the family doctor and the community medicine specialist that it is in the interest of the child's health to attend the school
  2. 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:

  1. children with relevant medical conditions with supporting reasoned evidence provided by the family doctor and the community medicine specialist that it is in the interest of the child's health to attend the school
  2. 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, and if there are still more requests than places available, these 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. When 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.

Legislation and guidance

Specific information may be found in the following legislation and guidance:

Page last updated:
28 Jan 2021

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