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Information for parents
The attached document Information for Parents which can be found in the current document section contains the ‘basic information’ as required by the Education (School and Placing Information) (Scotland) Regulations 1982. While the information contained herein was accurate at the time of publication, changes may occur which would affect the accuracy of the detail.
Further details or supplementary information on other aspects of the educational provision in The Highland Council area can be obtained from your Area Education Manager. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of all Area Education Managers can be found in the current document section.
School Placing Requests - Parental Choice
As a parent you have the right to ask for your child(ren) to be education in a school other than the local school. This applies only to primary and secondary school and not to pre-school or nursery provision. Information on school placing requests can be found in the leaflet entitled School Placing Requests and a Placing Request Form can be downloaded from the current document section.
Tax Credit Award Information and free school meals
Information about details of Tax Credit Award Information and the new form relating to Free School Meals and clothing grants are available in the current document section.
Parents eligible to apply for free school meals should complete an application form for free school meals which can be found here or obtained from the local Service Point or school.
Additional information about school meals and the current payment system used can be found on the school meals information page.
For further information please contact the Catering and Cleaning Services, Ruthven House, Drummond Road, Inverness, IV2 4NZ. Tel: (01463) 663340 or e-mail email@example.com.
The basic policy of the Council is that children under eight years of age may be expected to walk up to two miles to school and children of eight years and over may be expected to walk up to three miles to school. The School Transport Policy (154kb pdf) defines when free transport to and from school is available.
Apply for School Transport Online
School Closure due to bad weather
Information regarding school closure due to bad weather can be accessed from Related information. Information regarding schools, examination timetables and community learning can be obtained from the Highland Virtual Learning Community website - the link is located in the External Links Section.