Find your catchment school

Catchment area maps

Every household in Edinburgh has a catchment area. The catchment area determines which schools you will be given a priority place. Going to a nearby school or nursery class or one which works with the school does not give you a priority place.

Find which schools are in your catchment area by using our interactive catchment map below.

Check what the catchment areas are for each school by downloading catchment maps below. 

Your nearest school may not be your catchment school.

Most addresses have four catchment schools

  • non-denominational (ND) primary school
  • non-denominational secondary school
  • Roman Catholic (RC) primary school
  • Roman Catholic secondary school.

Changes to catchment areas

Several catchment areas changed on 1 November 2021 as we are opening a new south Edinburgh primary school on Canaan Lane in August 2022. The school will initially be open to P1 children only.

The schools affected by these changes are

  • Bruntsfield Primary School
  • James Gillespie's Primary School
  • South Morningside Primary School
  • Tollcross Primary School

Read about the new school and view the new catchment areas.

Catchment areas were also realigned in South Queensferry, affecting

  • Echline Primary School
  • Queensferry Primary School

Read about the background to this change which was agreed at a meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council on 11 March 2021.

Any change to a school's catchment area is subject to a statutory consultation.

View current and closed consultations on the Consultation Hub.

Read about proposed new schools and associated catchment area changes.

Interactive map

To find your catchment schools

  1. Enter your postcode or street name and press enter or click the magnifying glass to search.
  2. Select your address from the list of results.
  3. Select the type of school from the list below.
  4. Click on the school name for more details.

View a mobile-friendly version of the map.

Download maps

Download maps of the city's catchment areas - PDFs