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Before you start
Use this form to register your child for a place in Primary 1. You must live in the City of Edinburgh Council area.
You should register even if you plan to delay your child’s entry to P1 for a year.
Download the placing in schools guide and read Choosing a school: A Guide for Parents (opens in a new window) on the Scottish Government website.
Check your catchment school first
Search our catchment map (opens in a new tab) to find your school.
Evidence for placement
You must provide
- your Council Tax account number and a copy of your bill, if you are the bill payer
- 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
You need to provide your current Council Tax bill. You can download this if you have an online Council Tax account. 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.
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
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.
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.