Parents applying for primary one catchment places at East Renfrewshire schools are being reminded the deadline for online submissions has now passed.

All online applications had to be submitted by January 5, which means any parent who has yet to apply must instead do so at the relevant school.

This should be done during P1 Applications Week, which runs from Monday, January 13, until Friday, January 17, between 1.45pm and 3.30pm. Places will be prioritised in cases of oversubscription by catchment pupils, in line with

East Renfrewshire Council’s admissions arrangements.

Families who are applying for a catchment place at a Roman Catholic school in the area are required to produce a baptismal certificate.

Priority is given to Roman Catholic baptised children if they live in the school catchment area and if there is an oversubscription of catchment applications. When this is the case, those children of a different or no faith not able to be placed in the local Roman Catholic school will be offered a place in their local non-denominational catchment school.

The documents that must be brought along to individual schools in order to complete the application process are the child’s birth certificate, a current Council Tax notice, a Roman Catholic baptismal certificate (if applicable), a mortgage statement or rental agreement for a period of at least one year and proof of Child Benefit.

Applicants who are no longer in receipt of Child Benefit can bring a driving licence, utility bill or bank statement.

Once all applications for children wishing to enrol at their local catchment schools are received and processed, parents will receive written confirmation at the end of March, advising them of their child’s P1 place.

While most children attend their local school, parents can choose to apply for a place in another school through a placing request.

Placing requests for the session beginning in August 2020 must be submitted by January 31 and will be processed by the end of April 2020.

Anyone who has a query about their catchment area or school can call the education department on 0141 577 3246.