Start primary school

Apply for P1

If your child's date of birth is between 1 March 2013 and 28 February 2014 they are due to start primary school in August 2018. If you are in the City of Edinburgh Council area you must register your child for P1 at one of your catchment schools.

Registration week was 6 to 10 November 2017. If you missed it please contact your catchment school to make an appointment.

You are only guaranteed a place in the primary school if you live in the catchment area. If you live outside the catchment area you need to make a placing request and will only receive a place if one is available.

Section two of the Placing in Schools guide outlines how to apply for P1.

Download the Placing in Schools guide (PDF, 140.63 KB)

Apply for your place

You have a choice of two catchment schools

  • non-denominational
  • Roman Catholic (RC).

If too many children register for the RC school, we give priority to children who are baptised in the Roman Catholic faith.

Children who are turned down at their RC school are given a place in their non-denominational school.

Decision letters for RC school places were posted on 14 March 2018.

Primary schools open day

We held an open day at our primary schools on 2 November 2017.

Please contact your catchment school if you would like to visit and missed the open day.

Moving to the catchment area

If you are moving into a different school catchment area before August 2018, you should not register at the school in advance. Instead, please complete the change of address form.

Tell us you are changing address

Further reading

Read Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents on the Scottish Government website.

Download our admissions policy (PDF, 86.3 KB)

Download our admissions procedure (PDF, 147 KB)

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