Start primary school
Apply for P1 at the start of the school year
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 in November 2017.
Download information on applying for a school place below.
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.
Apply for your place
You have a choice of two catchment schools
- 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. If you are affected by this we will send you a letter in March 2018.
Primary schools open day
There will be an open day before P1 registration opens. This gives parents and carers the chance to visit their catchment school.
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. Please complete the change of address form in November 2017.
- the Placing in Schools guide - section two outlines how to apply for P1
- our admissions policy
and read Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents on the Scottish Government website.