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Enrol in primary school

The online application process for enrolling a child in August 2024 has now closed. If you wish to submit an application for your child to start Primary one in August 2024, please contact your catchment school directly.

Parents and carers enrolling their child(ren)in any stage of primary school should contact their catchment school directly.

As part of the enrolment process, parents/carers will also be required to upload photos of verification documents in support of the application. These are:

  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate. You can also order a birth certificate on our Order a Certificate page.
  • Council Tax notification letter - If you don't have a paper bill, you can download a copy of your council tax bill from within your online account. You will find a link to the Online Account on our Council Tax page. The council tax notification letter must be your most recent bill, issued for 2023/24.
  • Evidence of current address - a gas/electric bill, driving licence, phone bill, or benefits letter to confirm your child lives within the catchment area. These documents must not be more than 6 months old. If you receive e-billing for your utilities, you can upload these files as documents instead of printing or taking photos of them.
  • Medical assessment (if applicable)

In normal circumstances, all pupils applying for a place at their catchment school will be guaranteed a place. However, if there is an over-subscription of pupils for the number of P1 places available, the school will get back in touch with these parents.

To find out which school is your catchment primary school, please use our catchment checker and contact the school directly. A list of primary schools can be found on our Primary schools page. For further information and support, please email

For more information about choosing a school, the Scottish Government has produced a publication called 'Choosing a School' This provides guidance for parents on the placing request system.