Apply for a school place

Apply to a school in your catchment area

If you want to apply for a place in a school, the application process depends on the year group you are applying for.

Before you apply, find your catchment area. We recommend you apply to one of your catchment schools in the first instance.

Apply for a catchment place in P1 or S1 starting in August 2020

Admissions for children starting P1 or S1 for the first time are managed by the Schools Transactions team.

Find out how to register for Primary 1.

If your child is in Primary 7, find out about starting secondary school.

Apply for a catchment place in P1 or S1 after start of session, and all other year groups

Apply directly to the school.

Carefully check if school places are available if you are considering moving house. Where possible, schools reserve places for children moving into the catchment area. However,  there is no guarantee of a place at your catchment school.

Please download the request form, complete and return it to your preferred catchment school.

Download the request for school place form (PDF, 206 KB)

Find out about applying for a school in a different catchment area.

Find primary schools

Find secondary schools

Once you have applied

You will receive a letter with the decision as soon as possible. Please allow extra time to account for school holidays.

If we don't grant your request your child will go on a waiting list. We prioritise waiting lists based on when we received your request.

If your catchment school is full we place you on its waiting list. You must contact other schools to find a place.

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