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Family Support Services in Dundee

Attached is information to help support families with children/young people with additional support needs. The Family Information Service website link takes you there.


The Family Information Service in Dundee is known as ‘Dundee Children and Families Information Service’ and is a directory of services for families and professionals in Dundee.  It provides information about Early Learning and Childcare Services and an online Family Information Directory of other services for families which you can find at

You can find information on each provider by:

• selecting Dundee City from the Local Authority Drop Down List then
• selecting the relevant category i.e. Additional Support Needs, Parenting, Holiday/Leisure, Health & Wellbeing, Libraries and Family Support Information.

You can also search by key word, or area and postcode and print the results individually or as a list.

Currently 720 activities, groups and services are listed for Dundee. Under each entry you can find contact details for the service, some details on what the service is about, a web link to their site and social media links if available.

You can also find the Family Information Service on Facebook and Twitter.  Here you will find up to date information about parent and family groups running in Dundee and activity ideas you can do at home.




Learning Council Meeting

Minutes from the meeting held on Friday 16th December 2016 can be viewed in the Newsletter & Events tab

Parking at Craigiebarns Primary School

Please remember parents should not be using the school staff carpark when picking up or dropping off their children for school and nursery (the same applies to parents using a taxi). We ask you to remind your children they should not be walking across the carpark and should be walking around the school playground to get to and from their classes.

No cars should be parked on the yellow zig zag lines outside the school gates and we ask you to be thoughtful when parking in the street - please don't park on double yellow lines or over residents driveways.






If so, you may enrol them from Monday 5 December 2016

The next school session begins on TUESDAY 15 AUGUST 2017. Parents whose children will be five on or before that date must enrol their children to start school by Monday 6 February 2017.


These children are eligible to start school on TUESDAY 15 AUGUST 2017 and you should enrol your child for primary school.

However, nearer to the start of the school year you may wish to delay your child’s entry to school if you think that he/she is not ready to start. You should discuss this with staff at your child’s nursery who will be able to help you make the best decision for your child. If you decide to delay your child’s entry to primary school you will be able to withdraw your child’s enrolment application.


Parents should contact staff at the appropriate local primary school between MONDAY 5 December 2016 and Monday 6 February 2017, who will tell you their arrangements for enrolment. When you enrol your child you will need to take your child’s full birth certificate and some current proof that you live permanently at your address. If you are enrolling at a denominational school and your child has been baptised you should also take their baptismal certificate.


Although it is usual for children to attend their local catchment area school, parents have the right to request that their children be placed in a school other than their local catchment area school.  This is called a Placing Request

Education Authorities have a duty to grant placing requests wherever possible.  We will try to grant your request, provided there are places at the school you choose. Requests for entering either primary or secondary school should be made on the appropriate form between MONDAY 5 DECEMBER 2016 and MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2017 to Main Reception, Ground Floor, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1NL.  Any requests made after this date will still be considered, but it is possible that places in certain schools may no longer be available.


Children who are transferring to begin secondary school education on TUESDAY 15 AUGUST 2017 will be advised of the school to which they will transfer by letter in DECEMBER 2016.  Parents can then decide whether or not to submit a placing request for their child to attend another secondary school rather than their local community school.  Where the demand for places exceeds the number of available places in a secondary school it is not always possible to grant all such placing requests.  Requests must be made between MONDAY 5 DECEMBER 2016 and MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2017 at Main Reception, Ground Floor, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee  DD1 1NL.  UNLESS YOU ARE MAKING A REQUEST, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING ELSE.


Further information, including how decisions in relation to placing request are made, is available within the Placing Request Guidance at

Request forms are available at Main Reception, Ground Floor, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee  DD1 1NL, and at all Dundee City Council Schools.

If you require further information, please contact the School Support Team on 01382 433716 or

Information on Specific Schools.

All schools publish handbooks and Standards and Quality Reports which contain information that can be useful to parents. Please contact schools directly to obtain this information.


Primary 1 August 2017 information

Primary 1 Registration opens on Monday 5th December and forms are now available.


Priority 1 Pupils

Children who live within the catchment area are classed as Priority 1.  Parents should complete a Data Capture Form (this will be handed out from the nursery), and return this to the school along with a proof of address and the child’s full birth certificate.  Times for returning these forms to the school office are:


Tuesday’s 10.00am – 12 noon

Thursday’s 10.00 am – 12 noon

Friday’s 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm


To help this new system run smoothly, we would appreciate your co-operation with timings.


If your child has additional support needs, there is additional paperwork that must be completed.


Priority 2 – 6 Pupils

For children who fall into any other category, placing request forms will be available from the Nursery.  These forms should be completed and taken to Dundee House, together with a proof of address and a full birth certificate.


If you have any further queries, please contact the school office on tel: 438840.


Thank you for your co-operation

Cluster Conversations - Craigie High School Thursday 9th June 7pm

Cluster Conversations - Craigie High School, Garnet Terrace, Dundee Thursday 9th June 2016  7pm

Find out more about music education opportunities in your local schools and community.  Followed by Q & A session.

Free tuition – Bands, Orchestras and Ensembles – Music Centre

This event is open to parents and carers from within the Craigie High School cluster who may be interested in registering their child for tuition in either primary or secondary school or who may already have a child receiving instrumental music lessons and wish to find out about further opportunities.
At a similar event last year, discussions varied from people asking about how to access tuition, how it 'works' when you move to secondary, what else was available to participate in in the city (e.g. Music Centre), what is required in terms of studying for SQA music presentations and many more interesting points. Class teachers, instrumental instructors and Kenny Christie, Education Support Officer, will be on hand to answer questions.







School closure Thursday 24th June

Please remember that the school will be closed to pupils on Thursday 24th June as the school is being used as a Polling Station.

Parking in vicinity of the school

To All Parents and Carers

Police came in to the school request that we ask that anyone parking and dropping off in the vicinity of the school do so with care and attention.

Complaints to the Police have been made from local residents who say cars have been driven along the road too fast and are blocking driveways etc.

Remember - no parents allowed in school car park - Police will be patrolling Brington Road and the surrounding area.

Please park sensibly and make use of the lollypop persons and allow children to walk the last few metres to school.

Do not park on the yellow zig zag lines outside the school gates, this area needs to be kept clear at all times.

Thank you.