School Enrolment

Primary One Enrolments – Online Application Process

Parents and carers enrolling their child(ren) for Primary one or looking to request a place for their child(ren) at another school, which isn’t their catchment school, can now do this quickly and easily online.

The online application will be available for academic session 2024/25 for P1 enrolments from 8th January 2024 and until Friday 15th March 2024. This system makes things easier for parents and carers to enrol and can be accessed 24/7.

When accessing the Enrol a child into primary 1 form, you will be asked to log in or register for a “myaccount”. You will need this account throughout your child’s education. Once you’ve set this account up, you will then be able to enrol your child(ren) or make a placing request using the online form. To help you create a mygov.Scot account we’ve made a short ‘how to’ video.

As part of the online 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.

If applying for a different stage (i.e. not primary one) please contact the school direct. 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.

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