Pupils normally transfer from primary to secondary school between the ages of 11½ and 12½, so that they will have the opportunity to complete at least 4 years of secondary education. Arrangements are made by the school to transfer children to the associated secondary school as determined by their home address. Parents of P7 children will be informed of the transfer arrangements for their child to attend secondary school.
We will also provide you with information at this time on events designed to let P7 children visit the secondary school, meet up with P7 children from other schools so that the transition period is as smooth as possible.
Normally children attend the school in their catchment area. However, there are times when parents may wish their children to go to other schools. If you wish your child to go to another school, you may make what is known as a placing request. If you live in South Lanarkshire and decide to submit a placing request, we are unable to reserve a place in your local school until the Council has made a decision on the placing request. Please note if your placing request application is unsuccessful and all places at your catchment school are filled you will be offered a place at the next nearest appropriate South Lanarkshire School.
Parents of children who have success in placing their child at the school should contact the relevant depute and arrange a meeting. Please also note that if an application for a placing request is successful, school transport is not provided.
If you move out-with your catchment primary school a ‘request to remain form’ must be completed. If you move out-with your catchment primary, this may affect your right to transfer to the associated Secondary School. Please note the secondary school is determined by the pupil’s permanent home address and chosen denomination. If you require further information, please contact Education Support Services on 03031231023.
Students would access a place in an Additional Support Needs class via an Admissions Consultation Process which would begin in Primary 6. This is an enhanced transition that would involve several visits to Calderside Academy during P7. Parents of children who have successfully secured a place within the ASN Dept should contact the relevant depute to arrange a meeting. Transport is provided where necessary by Inclusion Services.