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Placing Requests

Placing requests for P1 and S1 starting in August 2019 will open later this year. Further information including the Placing request form will be available at this time.

Placing requests 

If the school of your choice is outwith your catchment area, you will have to make a placing request.  This is a formal application to Educational Services.

If you are or will be making a placing request please read the below guidance prior to starting the application.

Placing Request Application 

Registration and Placing Request Guidance (PDF 250KB)

Placing Request for P1

You may apply to place your child at a school outwith the catchment area. For children living within West Dunbartonshire Council Placing requests should only be submitted after you have enrolled your child/ren at school and should be done before 1 February

If you reside outwith West Dunbartonshire Council you can submit placing requests from early January to 1 February

Placing Request for S1

If your child is attending their primary school due to a placing request and you wish them to attend the associated secondary school you must complete a placing request application (if you reside outwith the catchment area for the secondary).

This application must be made before 1 February each year. Your child does not automatically transfer if you do not live within the catchment area of the secondary school.

You can view the schools in your catchment area using the catchment area postcode search.

If you reside outwith West Dunbartonshire Council you can submit placing requests for secondary school from late December until 1 February.


If your placing request was refused, you can appeal the decision.

Placing request - appeal information