Primary one pupils' enrolment for academic year 2019-2020 is now open.

Families with children whose fifth birthday falls between 1 March 2019 and last day of February 2020 can now register their child for primary one for the academic year starting August 2019.

East Lothian Council has 35 primary schools in towns and villages across the county. Enrolment within a catchment school should be undertaken before 16 November 2018. Parents and carers should check with their catchment school to confirm the days when enrolment will take place and take their most recent Council Tax Assessment letter, as well as a utility bill dated within the last six months when they attend. For children being enrolled at a Roman Catholic school, proof of Catholic baptism should also be provided (if applicable).

Although most children will attend their catchment school, under the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 parents can request that their child attends a different school. This is known as a non-catchment placing request. Non-catchment placing requests should be made by 24 December 2018. Any requests placed after this date will be considered but an early application is advisable.

Questions or requests for information on particular schools should be directed to the individual school’s office.

An information booklet with full information on enrolment and placement can be downloaded from our website.

Published: Tuesday, 23rd October 2018