School catchment areas & placing requests
- Scottish Government information:
- Enquire information:
Clackmannanshire Council operates a scheme of zoned or catchment areas for all of its primary. All children living within a particular school's catchment area normally attend that school. When a child completes primary education he or she will automatically transfer to the associated secondary school for his/her home address.
Clackmannanshire's two Roman Catholic primary schools have catchment areas which between them overlay all the other schools in the county - that is to say all addresses in Clackmannanshire have two catchment primary schools - one non-denominational and one denominational. Parents are entitled to send their children to their catchment Roman Catholic primary school regardless of their own denomination.
Parents also have the right to choose a school for their children to attend other than the catchment school - this is commonly known as a placing request. The Council has a duty to grant such requests wherever possible. For more information regarding placing requests please contact the Facilities, Schools and Welfare Team using the details at the bottom of this page.
You can also download Placing Request Application Form for printing to make a placing request.
Scottish Government information
The Scottish Government produce a A guide for parents on choosing on a school and the placing request system which gives information for parents in Scotland about choosing a local council school.
It gives a general explanation of the law relating to these placing requests and sets out the procedures that parents and local councils have to follow.
Additional support needs
If your child has additional support needs you will find advice including information about choosing a school and your appeal rights in The Parents' Guide to Additional Support for Learning published by Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning.
This booklet cannot give a definitive interpretation of the law. That is a matter for the Courts.
If you want more information or have queries, please contact the Facilities, Schools and Welfare Team using the details below. Alternatively, you can contact the headteacher of your local school or Parent Council.