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 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.