Catchment Arrangements

Inverclyde Council provides both denominational and non-denominational education. Most parents/carers choose to send their children to the school of their chosen denomination in their catchment area.

For the purposes of determining which school a pupil should attend the authority is divided into defined catchment areas. Each home address has a catchment denominational and non-denominational school which pupils can attend. All the denominational schools in Inverclyde are Roman Catholic.

In Inverclyde, we ask that families choose the sector (either denominational or non-denominational) on entry to primary school and the assumption is, that having made this choice, pupils will remain in the same sector for the duration of their education in Inverclyde.

Inverclyde Council has made special arrangements for the enrolment of pupils in primary schools who live in Quarrier’s Village, Kilmacolm, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay. It is recognised that because there are no denominational schools in these villages, parents often choose to send their children to the local non-denominational primary school because of the travelling distance to their nearest denominational primary school. In these circumstances parents will be advised that, at the end of primary 7, they have the right to send their child to either the non-denominational or denominational secondary school assigned to their address.

The council’s policy in respect of school transport will apply.


Catchment arrangements

Pupils who live in the catchment area for:

Ardgowan Primary School
Gourock Primary School
Moorfoot Primary School
Transfer to Clydeview Academy


Pupils who live in the catchment area for:

Newark Primary School
Transfer to Port Glasgow High School


Pupils who live in the catchment area for:

Aileymill Primary School
King’s Oak Primary School
Lady Alice Primary School
Whinhill Primary School
Transfer to Inverclyde Academy


Pupils who live in the catchment area for:

Kilmacolm Primary School
Transfer to Port Glasgow High School or St Stephen’s High School


Pupils who live in the catchment area for:

Inverkip Primary School
Wemyss Bay Primary School
Transfer to Inverclyde Academy or St Columba’s High School


Pupils who live in the catchment area for:

St Andrew’s Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School
St Ninian’s Primary School
Transfer to St Columba’s High School


Pupils who live in the catchment area for:

All Saints Primary School
St Mary’s Primary School
St Patrick’s Primary School
Transfer to Notre Dame High School

Page last updated: 23 February 2017