Frequently Asked Question


When there are only a limited number of places at a school, how does the council decide which placing requests to grant?


One of the most common reasons why a Placing Request has to be refused is when there are not enough places available in the school. In such cases, applications for admission to the school are prioritised according to who lives closest to the school - applications from children whose address is within the catchment are will receive first priority. After that, priority is decided by the single factor of distance from home to school. This means that children who live nearest to the requested school will be given priority.