Moving from primary to secondary school
Children in P7 are allocated a place at a secondary school. This place is based on their catchment area if your child is
- at a primary school run by us
- living in the City of Edinburgh Council area.
We will send a letter in October 2021 to parents of children starting P7 in August 2021 confirming the allocated high school, based on the address held on the school record.
If you live outside the catchment area of the school you wish your child to attend, you can make a placing request.
Section three of the Placing in Schools guide outlines the procedure for S1 places.
Apply for your place
You have a choice of two catchment schools
- Roman Catholic (RC).
If too many children are allocated to the RC school, priority will be given to children who are baptised in the Roman Catholic faith.
Children who are turned down at their RC school are given a place in their non-denominational school.
All children starting S1 in August 2021 should by now have a place allocated. However, if you have recently moved or are moving to Edinburgh before 18 August 2021 and wish to apply for S1, complete the change of address form.
Decisions on school places
Decisions on non-catchment placing requests and requests for Roman Catholic schools were made on 26 March 2021.
Request a school outside your catchment area
You can also make a 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.