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A set of criteria is used by the Community Admissions’ Panels to make sure that early learning and childcare places are allocated fairly.  All places will be allocated using the priority criteria.

Priority 1

Child Protection, Prevention, Looked After and Additional Support Needs.

Priority 2

Any child born January to February, whose parents have exercised the right to defer entry to primary school.

Priority 3

Pre-school children within their allocated community as indicated by address.

Priority 4

Ante pre-school children within their allocated community as indicated by address.

Priority 5

Admission will be given to children resident out with West Dunbartonshire whose parents make a request for this.

Priorities 1 - 3 will be allocated first.