Transferring from primary to secondary school P7 to S1 placing requests 2022-23

In December each year, primary schools will provide parents with the name of the secondary school where a place has been reserved for their child.

There are no denominational primary schools within the areas of Quarriers Village, Kilmacolm, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay. Parents often choose to send their children to the local non-denominational primary school because of the travelling distance to their nearest  denominational primary school. In such circumstances the following admission arrangements will apply:

  • Only those children who have a certificate of baptism into the Roman Catholic faith before entry to primary school whose parents have selected to send their child to the nondenominational school serving the defined catchment area assigned to their address rather than to their assigned denominational primary school because of travelling distance, will have the choice at primary 7 of seeking admission to the denominational school assigned to their address.

The Council’s policy in respect of school transport will apply.

Arrangements for pupils with additional support needs

Inverclyde Council has a policy on inclusion and equality which incorporates the assumption that all children will routinely be educated within their own community. Transitional arrangements for children with additional support needs, moving from nursery to primary or primary to secondary, are discussed at a child’s review meeting. Any child or young person with additional support needs who requires more specialist support will be discussed at Inverclyde’s Additional Support Needs Monitoring Forum. The Forum will make recommendations related to resources, support and necessary specialist placements.

P7 to S1 Placing Requests

Should you require a placing request for another school outwith your catchment area you should complete a placing request application form.

A placing request application must be submitted online between 6 January to 1 February 2022 by completing the form linked on this page under 'Related Links' which will become live from 6 Janaury 2022.  Applications will be acknowledged within five working days of receipt of each application (excluding school holidays).  if you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact Admissions Section on 01475 712850 (select option 1) to ensure your form has arrived.

Applications received for S1 after 1 February will only be considered after the applications received on time have been processed.

If you submit a placing request your child's place will remain reserved in the catchment school until you receive the outcome of your application.  Parents will be advised in writing of the decision made in respect of your application no later than 30 April.

Please be aware that in line with our school transport policy, free school transport will not be provided where a placing request has been approved.