Register your child for a place in Primary 1

You can complete this form without registering or signing in.

By continuing with this form you agree to the privacy statement below.

Before you start

Use this form to register your child for a place in Primary 1.

You must be living at an address within the City of Edinburgh Council area at the time you complete the form. If you are moving into the Edinburgh area from elsewhere, use the change of address form instead.

You should register even if you plan to

  • apply for a school outside your catchment area.
  • defer your child’s entry to P1 for a year.

Read the Placing in Schools guide and Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents on the Scottish Government website.

Evidence for placement

You must provide

  • your Council Tax account number
  • if you are not the Council Tax bill payer, 2 proofs of your address such as a utility bill, tenancy agreement or benefits award letter
  • your child’s birth certificate or passport
  • proof your child is baptised in the Roman Catholic faith

If you’re not sure what your Council Tax account number is, visit Council Tax online (opens in a new tab) to sign in or create an account.

You can upload documents to provide the evidence. You may want to scan documents before you start the form. PDF files are best for scanned documents. If you upload photographs or screenshots the max file size is 1MB.

If you are unable to upload any of the required documents, you should still complete the form. The school will contact you to ask for any information we require.

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
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Social Security Scotland
  • NHS

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

  1. make sure the information is accurate
  2. prevent or detect crime
  3. 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.

Your application will be subject to automated processing but not to automated decision making.

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

Read our privacy policy for details.

Register your child for a place in Primary 1