Primary One Enrolment August 2021 - Application for Catchment School Place

Closes 31 Jan 2021

Opened 9 Dec 2020

Overview

We are now making arrangements for the enrolment of pupils to their first year of primary education in August 2021.  Any child whose fifth birthday falls between 1 March 2021 and the last day of February 2022 is eligible to start school in August 2021. 

P1 enrolment letters were issued by post on 8 December 2020 by the Education Service

An information booklet can be downloaded from the East Lothian Council website using this link: 

http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/schoolenrolandplacingrequests

ENROLLING YOUR CHILD AT YOUR CATCHMENT SCHOOL

If you live in the East Lothian Council area and your child is attending a funded Early Learning and Childcare provision i.e. a Local Authority nursery, a partner nursery, childminder or community group, you do not need to complete this form as a letter regarding Primary One enrolment for August 2021 has been sent to you. 

If you live in the East Lothian Council area and your child is not attending a funded Early Learning and Childcare provision i.e. a Local Authority nursery, a partner nursery, childminder or community group, you should register your child for P1 at their catchment primary school using this online application form before 31 January 2021.

As well as completing the online form you will also need to attach: 

  • an image/electronic version of your most recent Council Tax Assessment letter
  • an image/electronic version of a utility bill dated within the last 6 months
  • an image/electronic version of a copy of your child’s birth certificate

If you do not have these documents you will not be able to complete this application form.

Please contact schoolplacements@eastlothian.gov.uk

If you are enrolling at a Roman Catholic school, you should also provide proof of Catholic baptism (if applicable). 

Detailed primary school catchment maps can also be downloaded from the East Lothian Council website using this link: 

https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/downloads/download/12713/primary_school_catchments

If you are unsure about the catchment school for your home address please contact us:

CHOOSING ANOTHER SCHOOL

The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 gives you the right to choose the school you would like your child to attend, and places a duty on education authorities to grant such requests wherever possible.  Although most children attend their catchment school, parents may make an application for any other school under the management of East Lothian Council.  Such a request is known as a non-catchment placing request.

Non-catchment placing request application forms are available from the East Lothian Council website at

 http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/schoolenrolandplacingrequests 

The closing date for non-catchment placing requests is 31 January 2021.  Any requests received after this date will still be considered, but an early application is advisable.

If you want information about a particular school, please contact the school direct.

Further information is available from:

Email:  schoolplacements@eastlothian.gov.uk

Website: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/schoolenrolandplacingrequests

Apply for a catchment place in P1 August 2021

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Parents & Carers

Interests

  • Schools & nurseries