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Early school registration date again for Glasgow parents

The earlier November registration date was introduced a couple of years ago to allow schools and the authority to effectively manage the allocation of children to schools and particularly for those living in the catchment area.

The additional, early registration date has proved very successful with only a small percentage of families now opting to wait until the January enrolment date.

This means parents and carers of children who are due to start primary one in August 2016 can register their child during school registration week which this year runs from 9 - 13 November.

Starting school is a significant step in a child's life and parents are being urged to visit their local school and see what it has to offer for your child and family.

Over the last few years Glasgow has made some major improvements to our schools as part of the council's ambitious £250 million 4Rs programme to rebuild or refurbish every primary, ASL and nursery school in the city.

As Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Children, Young People & Lifelong Learning, explains: "We have some of the best schools in Scotland and it is important for families living in the area to check out and research their local school and register there.  

"Of course, parents still have the right to make a placing request for personal reasons but we would always encourage them to consider their local school first."

If submitting a placing request parents must register their child at their catchment school in the first instance.

Having early registration week in November also allows the council to comply with legislation and advise parents, in writing, of the school their child will be going to in plenty of time before the start of the new school term in August.

Find details of your local school at Find my nearest school

For further information on school enrolment in Glasgow visit

There will be a further opportunity for parents to register their child in January 2016 with a second enrolment week taking place from Monday 11 - Friday 15 January 2016.


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