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No ROOM for pupil requests in ’ferry

The City of Edinburgh Council say Queensferry Primary were unable to accept placing requests.

The City of Edinburgh Council say Queensferry Primary were unable to accept placing requests.

 

The number of families being refused a place at their chosen primary school within Edinburgh council’s catchment area is soaring according to latest figures.

And Queensferry Primary is caught up in the overwhelmed education system, which saw placing requests jump by 15 per cent in 2013 to a total of 1084.

Queensferry Primary received six requests for placements in primary one for the year starting August 2013, all of which were refused.

Parents have the right to choose which school their children attend, however preference is given to those living within the school’s catchment area.

Only when classes are not filled with local children will a placing request be considered.

Edinburgh Council said: “We reserve places for children moving into catchment up until the start of the school year, which means a greater priority for local children, though out of catchment children are accommodated if possible.

“Increased pressure for space in primary schools has meant a reduction in out of catchment places granted.”

 

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