Cross Catchment Application

Cross Catchment Application 2020/2021

(Currently in Kindergarten - Grade 12)

NEW: This is not a first come, first serve application process. Please take time to complete the form accurately.

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Students are transitioned to the next grade level within the school they currently attend at the end of each school year. If students are moving from elementary school to middle school or middle school to secondary school, the transition is based on the catchment area for your home address. To find out your child’s assigned catchment school, click School Locator (pop-up blocker must be disabled to access the School Locator).

If you would like your child to attend a school other than their assigned catchment school for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete this form.

Families who would like their child to attend an out of catchment school to be with a sibling in that school, must still complete this form.

Please be aware that each request is subject to a random draw process and not all requests for a change of school can be accommodated. Schools must accommodate in-catchment students and sibling requests before accepting any other cross catchment transfer. The criteria for approval of cross catchment requests (non-sibling request) is:

  1. Non-catchment area child currently residing in SD43.
  2. Child currently residing outside of SD43 boundaries.
*Smiling Creek Elementary School will only consider cross catchment application(s) from families in the Leigh Elementary catchment area who reside east of Kingston Street and North of David Avenue.

Following the application process, families will receive a confirmation email containing their request information. Should an error(s) have been made in the application, parents can respond to the email and indicate the error(s) for correction. Please do not complete another request.

Parents will be informed about the results of their application by email during the first week in March. Successful applications will automatically be registered to the new school. Schools will contact successful applicants.

If a child is denied a cross catchment transfer, parents will be provided the opportunity to appeal the cross catchment denial. An appeal does not guarantee placement in the requested school.