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Scottish Foundation School Local Timeline

If you are allocated to the Scottish Foundation School through Oriel, you will be required to undergo a two stage process of ranking. This will be first to Groups and then to individual rotations. It is very important that you adhere to the deadlines and are aware of when you will receive information and when you must respond. Any rankings and submissions after the published deadlines will not be honoured and you will be randomly allocated. Please check your Oriel account on a regular basis and see the timeline below for deadlines.

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Please note that the system is not compatible with Internet Explorer 7 – 10.

Dates/Deadlines Working Days Actions
Thursday 12th March 2020 (morning)  

Primary List Allocation

All Applicants informed by Oriel of allocated School (UoA) including Special Circumstances applicants.

Thursday 12th March 2020 (12 noon)  

Launch of Scottish Allocation Process - via e-mail through SFAS account and Oriel e-mail system

Applicants to rank all 50 Groups. Failure to rank all 50 will result in random allocation to a Group after all other places have been filled.

  4 days  
Wednesday 18th March 2020 (12 noon)  


Submission of Groups allocation preferences.

  3 days  
Monday 23rd March 2020  

Trainees advised of Group allocation

Trainees to rank all individual rotations within their allocated Group.

  6 days  

Tuesday 31st March 2020 (12 noon)



Submission of individual rotations allocation.

  7 days  
Thursday 9th April 2020   Primary List applicants informed by Oriel of individual Programme matches.