Proposals and Consultation to vary the Perth and Kinross Council School Admission Policy

Report No 19/243 with Appendix was presented to the Lifelong Learning Committee on Wednesday 4 September 2019. This report requested approval to engage in formal consultation as follows:

The Council proposes to make a limited variation to the School Admission Policy for Perth and Kinross Council schools from school session 2020/2021. The limited changes relate to ensuring pupils living in Perth and Kinross are awarded appropriate priority for school places, and pupils transferring to secondary school from feeder primaries are awarded appropriate priority.

What could change?

Most pupils attend their catchment school and most schools are not oversubscribed. Therefore, the proposed changes will not affect most pupils or schools. The limited changes to the School Admission Policy relate to ensuring pupils living in Perth and Kinross are awarded appropriate priority for school places, and pupils transferring to Secondary School from feeder Primary Schools are awarded appropriate priority.

Formal consultation

The Consultation is being undertaken in line with the requirements of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.

A formal icon proposal paper [284Kb] containing an Educational Benefits Statement will be prepared for publication as part of the consultation process.

The consultation period runs from Monday 2 December 2019 until Friday 24 January 2020 a total of 30 school days.

A public notice has been placed in the local press.

Public meeting

A public meeting will be held to discuss the proposals and the icon proposal paper [284Kb]. The meeting will be an opportunity for interested parties to:

  • Hear more about the proposal;
  • Ask questions about the proposals; and
  • Have their views recorded so that they could be taken into account as part of the consultation process.

Anyone wishing to attend is invited to do so. To ensure attendance numbers can be managed please book a place by:

The public meeting will be held as follows:

DateVenueTimePresentationNote of meeting
Thursday 9 January 2020Bertha Park High School, Adamson Avenue, Perth, PH1 0AU7.00pmicon Public Meeting Presentation - School Admission Policy [461Kb]To follow

A note of questions and views will be taken at the meeting. The note will be published on this site (above) and a printed copy will be made available upon request to the Schools Consultation Team (details below).

Responding to the Proposal

You are invited to respond to the Proposal Paper by making online, electronic or written submissions as follows, no later than close of business on Friday 24 January 2020:

This consultation has now closed.

  • Online:   Complete the Proposal Response Form
  • By email:  ECSStatutoryConsultations@pkc.gov.uk (please indicate School Admissions Consultation in the email subject header)
  • In writing:  School Admissions Consultation, Education and Children's Services, Council Buildings, 2 High Street, Perth PH1 5PH

Contact details

The Schools Consultation Team

2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
Tel 01738 476200