Change of address for school places

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Use this form if your child will be starting P1 or S1 in August 2024 and you

  • are moving to a new address in the City of Edinburgh area before 31 July 2024
  • have been asked to do so by a member of the Schools Transactions team.

We aim to respond to your application within one month.

Check your catchment school first

You can check on our catchment map (opens in a new tab).

If you apply after 24 December 2023, we may not be able to guarantee you a place in your selected catchment school. If this happens we will allocate a place in the nearest available school.

Before you start

Read the Placing in Schools guide. Section 9 covers moving address.

We ask for proof of your new address. You can upload documents to provide proof of address. You may want to scan documents before you start the form. This may include

  • tenancy/rental agreement or confirmation tenancy has ended
  • solicitor's letter confirming purchase or sale of property

PDF files are best for scanned documents.

If you don't upload the documents here you can send them to us later. We will contact you if we require any further information.

You need to tell Council Tax about your new address 

Privacy statement

We, the City of Edinburgh Council, use the information you provide to process your application for a school place.

Where allowed by law, we may pass your information to organisations such as
•    the Scottish Government

•    Gateway Shared Services
•    Department for Work and Pensions
•    HM Revenue and Customs

We may check information you have provided, or information about you that someone else has provided, with information we hold.

We may get information about you from third parties, or give them information to
•    make sure the information is accurate
•    prevent or detect crime
•    protect public funds.

These third parties include
•    government departments
•    local authorities
•    private-sector companies, such as banks and organisations that lend you money.

We use your information to research and plan how we operate our schools. The information may be shared externally for statistical analysis and this will be in an anonymised form.

We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law requires us to.

We may use your information to identify whether you are eligible for educational benefits, such as free school meals or clothing grants.

Your information will be held for a period of two years after the start of the school year to which the application relates.

We are the data controllers for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Read our privacy policy for details.

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