East Lothian Council

Enrolling your child in school

Placing your child

Choosing a primary school

Choosing a secondary school

Further information

We have produced a booklet describing the procedures for enrolling children in primary and secondary schools in East Lothian.

The booklet is in four sections.

  • general information (for example, the law, catchment areas, Catholic Education, children with additional support needs, transport)
  • enrolling your child in a school
  • placing requests
  • what happens when you make a placing request

Placing requests

Parents have the right to express a preference for a particular school that they want their child to attend.  This is normally done by completing a non-catchment placing request form. 

Department of Education and Children’s Services John Muir House Haddington EH41 3HA Telephone: 01620 827415/827587/827599

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.