What happens if I want to send my child to a school outside my local catchment area?
Although it is usual for children to attend their local catchment area school, you have the right to make a placing request asking that your child be placed in a school other than your local catchment area school.
We will try to grant your request, provided there are places at the school you choose. Requests for children looking to commence their education at the placing request school from August 2019 should be made on the appropriate form by 15 March 2019. Should you wish your child to attend a primary school other than their local catchment area school, you should not register your child at the local catchment school. A place is not guaranteed at your catchment school.
How do I apply for a placing request?
Alternatively, application forms are available from any Perth & Kinross Council school or from Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth.
A guide [381Kb] for parents carers and young persons on placing requests can be obtained from any Perth & Kinross Council school or from Education & Children's Services. Any requests made after this date will still be considered, but it is possible that places in certain schools may no longer be available.
It should be noted that where a successful placing request is made, you, as a parent/carer must accept full responsibility for the arrangement and cost of transport to and from the school.
If a placing request is refused, you can lodge an Appeal in writing which will be heard by an Appeals Committee.
Gaelic Medium Education
Gaelic medium education (primary education) is available to children entering P1 in August 2019 at Breadalbane Primary School, Aberfeldy and Goodlyburn Primary School, Perth. If you are outwith the catchment areas for these schools you can make a placing request. More information on Gaelic Medium Education can also be found in the Gaelic Medium Education Leaflet [2Mb] or by calling 01738 476495.