Starting School

Children who reach the age of five years between - 1st March 2017 and 28th February 2018, should be registered for primary school on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th January 2017.

Pupils whose surname begins with the initials A to L should be presented on Wednesday 11th January 2017 and pupils whose surname begins with the initials M to Z should be presented on Thursday 12th January 2017.

Parents must register their child in their chosen denomination catchment primary school, on the above dates as appropriate, between the hours of 1.30pm and 3.00pm. You must register your child in the catchment denominational or non-denominational school even if you are considering a placing request for another school. This includes Primary 1 Gaelic Medium Education at Whinhill Primary School.

The following documents are required for registration:-

•Your child’s birth certificate
•Your Council Tax demand notice for the current year, in your name
•A utility bill (i.e. gas, electricity, landline telephone or broadband) in your name and dated within the last six months.

If you are considering a placing request for your child, placing request application forms will be available from the end January 2017 and will outline all of the information on the placing request process.

These forms will be available from any early year’s establishment, school, online or at the Customer Contact Centre, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock.

Completed placing request applications should be submitted to Customer Contact Centre, (address shown above) between 1st February – 28th February 2017.

If a parent chooses for their child to be considered for a deferred year to primary school they still must register at the appropriate catchment school and will be advised of the Council’s deferred entry procedures.

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