Local Government Election 2022 Results

The count for the election will take place at West Lothian College on Friday 6 May 2022. The results will be made available using the link above.

Primary & Secondary places

Primary 1 & Secondary 1 places from August 2022:‐

Forms to apply for:-

  1. 'Primary School' are available online - Primary School application forms

  2. 'Secondary School' are available online- Secondary School application form


August 2022 intake -

The application process for P1 and S1 places from August 2022 has passed the legal closing date of the 15 March 2022.


The School Placement Panel met on the 21 March 2022 and determined the following schools as over-subscribed (received more applications than places available):-

P1 = Bellsquarry PS, Calderwood PS, Greenrigg PS, Livingston Village PS, Pumpherston and Uphall Station Community PS, Southdale PS, Williamston PS.

S1 = Linlithgow Academy, St Margaret's Academy.

The school placement Panel have met again and considered all outstanding applications/change requests that were received by the 15 March 2022, and decision letters have been issued via e-mail (remember to check your junk/spam folder) or post. 

Refusal letters detail the grounds of refusal, it also advises that the child has been placed onto the waiting list and it will name the school that has been allocated if any.  It will also detail the process to lodge an appeal and provide where to send this.


All applications/change requests received from the 16 March 2022 onwards will be considered on an ongoing basis, and we will consider as quickly as we can, however if you have not received a decision letter within 2 months of submitting your application then please contact us.


Applications for any stage in primary/secondary school for 2021/2022 -

complete the on-line primary or secondary form and when this has been received by us we will forward to the school the next day for them to consider.  Staff at the school will then issue a letter granting/refusing your request within 2 months of receiving your application, although they do endeavour to do this as quickly as possible.


Applications for P2-P7 or S2-S6 in primary/secondary school to start in August 2022 - 

If you wish to apply for a place in stages P2 - P7 or S2 - S6 from August 2022, please do not complete an application until June 2022, as schools are unable to hold a place for longer than 2 weeks, however we do not count school holidays in the 2 weeks, therefore a place allocated 2 weeks before the summer holidays can be held until the 1st day of term in August 2022. 

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