Transition between schools
Transferring from an infant school to a primary school
When children are due to transfer from P3 at an infant school to P4 at a primary school, parents will receive a letter from Pupil Placement telling them about the arrangements. An ‘Application for admission’ form must be completed at the preferred school, or filled in and returned to Pupil Placement at West Lothian Civic Centre.
Transferring from primary school to secondary school
Pupil Placement deals with all primary to secondary transfers, in other words, years P7 to S1 in West Lothian. If a child is at a West Lothian primary school and is due to transfer from P7 to S1, they should bring home a secondary school application pack from Pupil Placement in November or December telling parents about the arrangements. Primary schools will send out these application packs. Parents must fill in the application form which is in the application pack. This form should be returned direct to Pupil Placement. If a child is not at a West Lothian Council primary school, parents may receive a secondary school application pack in the post. In this case, fill in the application form and return it to Pupil Placement. Application forms must be returned by 31 December. Applications for a place made after this date will be considered but the places may be limited.
For further information on admissions please consult the relevant policy documents - see 'online Tools' on the right