Decisions on school places

  1. P1 and S1 school admissions (selected)
  2. Schools with available places in P1 or S1

P1 and S1 school admissions

Places in catchment schools

All catchment children registered for P1 by 28 February 2018 are guaranteed a place in one of their catchment schools. The same applies to P7 children who were allocated a provisional place in high school.

We do not send confirmation letters to parents unless you requested a place in your catchment Roman Catholic school. Instead, schools contact parents directly to confirm places and arrange induction.

Roman Catholic schools

Children who are baptised in the Roman Catholic faith are guaranteed a place in their catchment Roman Catholic school. This applies only if proof of baptism was received by 28 February 2018.

We turned down places for non-baptised catchment children at

  • Holy Cross Primary
  • St Catherine's Primary
  • St Cuthbert's Primary
  • St David's Primary
  • St John's Primary
  • St Mary's (Edinburgh) Primary
  • St Peter's Primary
  • Holy Rood High
  • St Augustine's High
  • St Thomas of Aquin's High.

We sent decision letters on 14 March 2018.

Most children have now been offered places, with catchment waiting lists remaining only at St Catherine's, St Cuthbert's and St Thomas of Aquin's.

Non-catchment placing requests

We make decisions on non-catchment placing requests depending on the date received.

If we received your placing request

  • by 24 December 2017 we sent you a letter on 14 March 2018.
  • between 25 December 2017 and 15 March 2018, we will send you a letter before the end of April 2018.
  • on 16 March 2018 or later, we will send you a letter within two months of your application date.

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