Find your catchment school

Catchment area maps

Every household in Edinburgh has a catchment area. The catchment area decides at which schools you will be given a priority place. Going to a nearby school or nursery class or one which works with the school does not give you a priority place.

Find which schools are in your catchment area by using our interactive catchment map below.

You can also check what the catchment areas are for each school by downloading catchment maps below. 

Please note that your nearest school may not be your catchment school.

Most addresses have four catchment schools

  • non-denominational (ND) primary school
  • non-denominational secondary school
  • Roman Catholic (RC) primary school
  • Roman Catholic secondary school.


To find your catchment schools

  1. enter your postcode or street name and press enter or click the magnifying glass to search
  2. select your address from the list of results
  3. select the type of school from the list below.
  4. you can click on the school name for more details.

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