Placing Requests
The Scottish Parliament has passed The Education (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 which come into force from 23 April 2020.  These Regulations make amendments to the legislation relating to placing requests and the procedures for appeals. The changes made by these Regulations are necessary as a result of coronavirus.
The Regulations amend the time limits relating to decisions on placing requests and also amend time limits relating to the hearing of appeals.  The deadline to notify parents of decisions about placing requests for the coming school year in August has been extended from 30 April 2020 to 31 May 2020.  The time limit for hearing any appeals submitted has been extended from 28 days to 3 months.
We are working to ensure that all parents will receive a decision about their placing requests by 31 May 2020.