Transferring from primary to secondary school

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

There are no denominational primary schools in Quarriers Village, Kilmacolm, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay. Parents/carers often choose to send their children to the local non-denominational school because of the travelling distance to their nearest denominational primary school. Parents/carers will be advised at the end of primary 7 that they have the right to send their child to either the non-denominational or denominational secondary 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.