School Enrolment

Applying for Primary 1

Children who are starting school for the first time are normally enrolled or registered in January.  This is a two step process.

Step 1: apply online

The first step is to apply online to your preferred catchment school. East Renfrewshire Council will publish the dates you should apply in December. They will publish these dates in newspaper, social media and their website. We will also publish this information on our school website and social media.

Step 2: provide evidence of address and circumstances

You must provide evidence of your child’s age and that you live in the catchment. You should take this to the catchment school during application week. This is normally the second or third week in January. You will be told the date when you apply online.

This evidence includes:

  • child’s birth certificate
  • current council tax bill
  • Roman Catholic baptism certificate (if this applies)
  • your most mortgage statement, rent agreement or proof of ownership
  • proof of Child Benefit
  • if you don’t claim Child Benefit bring your driving licence, recent utility bill or bank statement

This is not a complete list. We have the right to ask for further evidence.

Parents who need a place for a child at any other time of the school year, should contact the Head Teacher to discuss availability and to make arrangements to visit the school. We would appreciate being informed in writing of any change of address or proposed move to another school.

Applying to secondary school

Our associated secondary school is St. Ninian’s HighSchool. Parents of P7 pupils will receive a transfer form with details of the process for transferring to St. Ninian’s in January. You need to provide evidence that you continue to live in our catchment area. The deadline for submission of evidence will be on the transfer form.

Non-catchment school

If you do  not live in our catchment area, or if you wish your child to attend a different secondary school in East Renfrewshire, then you need to make a placing request for this. Applications for this should be made by 31 January.

Further details on East Renfrewshire Council’s School Admissions Policy can be found by clicking the link below.

School Admissions Information


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