Last year Fife Council introduced an online process for parents and carers enrolling their child(ren) in school for primary one (P1). This will now be the standard process and, this year, it will be extended to enrolment and placing requests for P7 pupils moving up to secondary school.
Fife Council’s Policy & Coordination Committee agreed the change to the administrative procedure, noting there is no change to any school admissions policy.
Committee Convener and Council Co-leader, David Alexander said: “The vast majority of P1 parents used the online enrolment form last year. It’s common sense for us to rollout the same quick and convenient solution for families looking at the move to secondary school. But of course we’ll provide paper forms if someone really needs that.”
Co-leader David Ross said: “We’re always looking to improve the way we do things. This is a natural step and our education team will also use previous feedback from parents and schools to refine this year’s process.”
Parents and carers need a mygov.Scot myaccount to use the enrolment and placing request system. However, there’s no need to take any action yet – we’ll issue more information about enrolment and transition for the 2022/23 session in early December.