Highlands & Islands

Highland school placing request results expected

Parents in Highland expect to hear this week the results of any placing requests made for their children to go to schools outwith their catchment.

Highland Council said 161 requests were made in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.

In Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross 112 placing requests have been made for 2011-12.

Here the number has been in decline over the past three years from 219 in 2009-10 to 172 in 2010-11.

The requests cover both primary and secondary schools.

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