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Consultation postponed - Proposed Changes to School Admissions and Placing Requests Policy

Due to COVID-19 the timelines outlined within the consultation papers will  change, and the arrangements for holding public consultation meetings will be put in place when COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. In the meantime views on the proposed changes can be submitted and will be considered.

From Monday 16 March 2020 until midnight on Wednesday 13 May 2020, we are consulting with communities, interest groups and parents on proposed changes to the Council’s Admissions and Placing Request Policy, for placing requests for primary and secondary schools. Any changes would be implemented for admissions to schools from August 2021.

In accordance with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 we are seeking views on amending the  Admissions and Placing Request Policy, which include the following proposals:

  1. Changes to the current placing request criteria for primary and secondary schools.
  2. Clarity on ballot process (where places are oversubscribed).
  3. Amendment to the policy to provide clarification on documentation required to provide proof of residency.

Further information on proposals  (PDF 286KB)

Further information on the proposed changes, and how to participate in the consultation is contained within the Proposal Paper.

Consultation Timeline

  • 16 March 2020 - Start of consultation process       
  • 25 March 2020 - Public meeting to be held at St. Peter the Apostle High School – 7.00 p.m.
  • 2 April 2020 - Public meeting to be held at Dumbarton Academy – 7.00 p.m.
  • 21 April 2020 - Public meeting to be held at Vale of Leven Academy – 7.00 p.m.
  • 13 May 2020 - End of consultation period
  • 18 May 2020 - Information to Education Scotland
  • 30 September 2020 - Report to Educational Services Committee

Contact us

By email:

In writing:

Laura Mason
Chief Education Officer
West Dunbartonshire Council
16 Church Street
G82 1QL

By phone:

01389 737309

Consultation closes :
Thu 31 December 2020 11:59 PM