My DD is currently in P7 but I don't want her to go to the secondary school that her primary is the feeder for.
I know I will have to put in a placing request, I have had a bit of a look round my local council website, but it seems to deal more with placing requests for Primary school. I have also emailed the school I hope to send her to, but I haven't as yet heard anything back.
I was just wondering if anyone had any experience of this? If it is a case of the sooner the better or if there was a certain time it had to be done by/between?
There's a set time. I think it's just before Christmas when councils send out letters telling you there is a place for your child in the catchment high school and enclsoing forms and details of how to request another school, if that's what you wan t to do.
Your school choice is then confirmed round about Easter, just after i think.
We made a succesful placing request for secondary school. The info should be on your local council's web-site. Ours says "Placing requests must be made by 15 March. You will be given a decision by 30th April". From memory we made our request in about February.
I was a bit impatient when I was in your situation but got my early application sent back to be resubmitted in January. I was requesting an out of coounty placement though, not just a different school in the same authority. Bit stressful waiting but not as bad as the English system!