Start secondary school
Moving from primary to secondary school
Children in P7 have been allocated a place at a secondary school. This place is based on their catchment area if your child is
- at a primary school run by us
- living in the City of Edinburgh Council area.
We sent a letter to parents in early November 2017, telling you which school has been allocated.
You are only guaranteed a place in the school if you live in the catchment area. If you live outside the catchment area you need to make a placing request and you will only receive a place if one is available.
Section three of the Placing in Schools guide outlines the procedure for S1 places.
Apply for your place
You have a choice of two catchment schools
- Roman Catholic (RC).
If you wish to request a place at your RC catchment school, you must complete the RC admission form.
If too many children are allocated to the RC school, priority will be given 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.
Moving to the catchment area
If you are moving into a different school catchment area before August 2018, please complete the change of address form.
Read Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents on the Scottish Government website.