Apply for P1
If your child's date of birth is between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 they are due to start primary school in August 2022.
If you are in the City of Edinburgh Council area you were required to register your child for P1. Registration has now closed but you can still apply if you are moving to or within the City of Edinburgh area before 31 July 2022.
If you live outside the catchment area of your preferred school you need to make a placing request. You will only receive a place if one is available.
You can apply to defer your child's entry to P1 for a year. Read about deferring entry to P1.
Section two of the Placing in Schools guide tells you more about applying for P1.
Decisions on school places
Decisions on non-catchment placing requests and requests for Roman Catholic schools were made on 11 March 2022.
Register for P1
Registration for P1 has now closed.
You can still apply for one of your catchment schools if you are moving to or within the City of Edinburgh area before 31 July 2022.
You have a choice of two catchment schools
- Roman Catholic (RC).
If you want your child to be taught in Gaelic, you can instead choose to apply for Edinburgh’s Gaelic school, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce. No knowledge of the language is needed for entry to P1. If you live outside the City of Edinburgh area, you cannot register but you may instead submit a placing request for Taobh na Pàirce.
Please note that we cannot guarantee a place at one of your catchment schools and we we may offer you the nearest school which has a place available.
Section nine of the Placing in Schools guide tells you more about moving address.
Request a school outside your catchment area
You can also make one placing request for a school in a different catchment area.
Section four of the Placing in Schools guide outlines the procedures for placing requests.
Read Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents on the Scottish Government website.
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