Placing Requests


Placing Requests

Some parents may wish to make a request to place their child in another school under the management of Glasgow City Council's Education Services. Such a request is referred to as a placing request. It is essential however those parents must also register their child for Education in their local catchment primary school initially and before submitting their placing request form. More information on registration can be found here.

Please note you are not required to submit a paper version of the application if you have applied online.

How do I make a placing request?

To make a placing request of your choice to a mainstream school, you are required to complete a placing request application form. This can be done using our online form and pdf icon Placing Request Guidance Notes [622kb] are available to assist you with the completion.

Click here to proceed online.

We regret our online facility is under development and is only available at present for mainstream schools, should you wish to make an application to an ASL School or Additional Support Needs provision, please use the PDF application form below.

Please note that you are required to submit a separate placing request application form for each school you are applying to and a separate placing request form is required for each child.

If applying online, you will receive an automated response email confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive that response please contact to ensure that the application has been received.

Please note that documentary evidence is required to be submitted at the time of your application.  If you do not supply this evidence, then the next applicable criteria on the form will be used to prioritise the spaces available. Copies of documentary evidence can be posted to the Area Support Team at the address below or scanned and emailed tothe aforementioned email address clearlyidentifying the school that you are making the application to and also stating your child's name.

If you choose not to use the above on line application, Standard Application Forms are available by downloading the PDF form pdf icon Placing Request Application Form [773kb] or from your local school office.  Your completed application form should then be posted along with any relevant documentary evidence to:

Glasgow City Council, Area Support Team, 1 Garbraid Avenue, Maryhill, Glasgow G20 8YA

Phone: 0141 276 2323 or Email:

Placing Request forms should not be handed in to your local school office.  Parents/Carers are responsible for ensuring application forms are posted to the Area Support Team as detailed above

An acknowledgement letter will be posted within 5 working days. If you do not receive anything please contact the Area Support team on the afore mentioned contact details, to ensure that the application has been received.

For any further information and guidance on enrolment and placing requests you can also contact -

Children and Young People Support,
Education Services,
Glasgow City Council,
City Chambers,
40 John Street,
Glasgow G1 1JL,

Phone: 0141 287 7477