Transfer arrangements from P7 are arranged by Pupil Placement at the City of Edinburgh Council. Pupil placement staff compile a list of new S1 pupils and also produce a waiting list, based on Council criteria. The school has no role in the compilation of these lists.
- Our numbers in S1 and S2 have been restricted to 140 per year.
- In November, the City will issue Information booklets and letters to P7 pupils advising them of the catchment high school serving their home address and of their right to make a placing request. Primary Schools will be notified of the catchment high schools for all their P7 pupils
High Schools will be advised of the number of P7 pupils within their catchment and the total number from each primary. St Thomas’ will send the appropriate quantities of School Handbooks to primary schools for distribution to their catchment pupils.
If you do not live within the St. Thomas’ catchment area, you will be required to apply for a placing request.
Applications are processed initially through City of Edinburgh council
Placing requests are only considered after all catchment pupils have been allocated a place
Once the school year has started in August, the waiting lists are transferred to St. Thomas’ and we can allocate any remaining places.