School roll capping in Highland for 2016-17

The Highland Council is ‘capping’ or limiting school rolls and reserving places in primary and secondary schools for the 2016/17 academic session.

The schools affected are Cradlehall Primary, Hilton Primary, Inshes Primary,  Lochardil Primary and Milton of Leys Primary in Inverness.

Eight secondary schools will also have a limit placed on the size of their S1, S2 and S4 year groups and places are being reserved for pupils who may move into the delineated areas of the schools and require places for the school session 2016-17.

The secondary schools are: Charleston Academy, Culloden Academy, Dingwall Academy, Glen Urquhart High, Inverness High, Inverness Royal Academy, Lochaber High and Millburn Academy.

The capping takes account of applications that been received so far, and the known demands within the catchment areas of each of these schools.

The authority will do its best to accommodate all pupils in their preferred choice of school. Priority will be given to children in the catchment area, and then to siblings of pupils already in each school.

25 Jan 2016