If your child is:
Your child must be registered for P1 at one of your catchment schools. When enrolling your child at school please bring their birth certificate and proof of address.
You can view the schools in your catchment area using the catchment area postcode search.
Please note that living within a catchment area does not guarantee a child a place. Where a place is not obtained your child’s name will be held on a waiting list.
You may apply to place your child at a school outwith the catchment area. Further information is available on the placing requests page.
You can request that your child starts school early. If you are thinking of making an early entry request, please first consider your child's:
If you feel your child is ready, please complete the Early Entry form which will be submitted to Educational Services and acknowledged within 5 working days.
If after the assessment Educational Services decide to refuse your request, you will be advised accordingly and sent a copy of the assessment report on your child.
Parents of a child born between the start of the school term in August and the last day of February the following year can make a request to defer their child’s enrolment to the following August.
Only those children born in January or February are entitled to have a free pre-school place for an additional year.
In exceptional circumstances, a child may be granted an additional year at the pre-school stage as a result of identified additional support needs which have a bearing on their ability to benefit from school education.
A decision on delayed school entry will be made by the appropriate Service Manager on the basis of an assessment and recommendation from the West Dunbartonshire Psychological Service.
Please contact your child's nursery and they can advise you about deferring entry for your child.
All pupils will normally progress through school spending an academic year at each stage of schooling. In exceptional circumstances, where pupils have missed a significant portion of an academic year due to medical or other factors, and would benefit from remaining at the same stage in school for another year, consideration may also be given to such a request.
Registration and Placement Request Guidance (PDF 250KB)