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Register your child for a place in Primary 1

By continuing with this form you agree to the privacy statement below.

Before you start

Use this form to register your child for a place in Primary 1 starting in August 2024.

You must be living at an address within the City of Edinburgh Council area at the time you complete the form. If you are moving into the Edinburgh area from elsewhere, use the change of address form instead.

You should register even if you plan to

  • apply for a school outside your catchment area.
  • defer your child’s entry to P1 for a year.

Read the Placing in Schools guide and Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents on the Scottish Government website.

Evidence

You must provide

  • your Council Tax account number
  • if you are not the Council Tax bill payer, 2 proofs of your address such as a utility bill, tenancy agreement or benefits award letter
  • your child’s birth certificate or passport
  • proof your child is baptised in the Roman Catholic faith

If you’re not sure what your Council Tax account number is, visit Council Tax online (opens in a new tab) to sign in or create an account.

You can upload documents to provide the evidence. You may want to scan documents before you start the form. PDF files are best for scanned documents. If you upload photographs or screenshots the max file size is 1MB.

If you are unable to upload any of the required documents, you should still complete the form. The school will contact you to ask for any information we require.

Privacy statement

We, the City of Edinburgh Council, use the information you provide to process your application for a school place.

Where allowed by law, we may pass your information to organisations such as

  • the Scottish Government
  • SEEMIS
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Social Security Scotland
  • NHS

We may check information you have provided, or information about you that someone else has provided, with information we hold.

We may get information about you from third parties, or give them information to

  1. make sure the information is accurate
  2. prevent or detect crime
  3. protect public funds.

These third parties include

  • government departments
  • local authorities
  • private-sector companies, such as banks and organisations that lend you money.

We use your information to research and plan how we operate our schools. The information may be shared externally for statistical analysis and this will be in an anonymised form.

We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law requires us to. 

We may use your information to identify whether you are eligible for educational benefits, such as free school meals or clothing grants.

Your information will be held for a period of two years after the start of the school year to which the application relates.

Your application will be subject to automated processing but not to automated decision making.

We are the data controllers for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Read our privacy policy for details.

Please fix the following errors:

Personal Details

Enter the details of the main carer for this child who:

  • has the most parenting time with the child during the school week
  • is the named main contact on official records (for example, doctor’s surgery)
  • receives child benefit and/or other related benefits with a child element (such as Child Tax Credit, Universal Credit)
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Tell us your current home address within the City of Edinburgh Council area. Do not give an address you are not living in yet.

Choose the flat number as it appears on your Council Tax bill. Some flat numbers may be in a different format but you can enter an alternative flat number below.

If you cannot find your address, please check your postcode on your Council Tax bill. If you still cannot find your address, please report this to P1addressnotfound@edinburgh.gov.uk. You will not be able to continue this form. Please note this email address should only be used if your address is not found – general enquiries will not be answered.

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Are you responsible for paying Council Tax at your address?

Your account number should be an 11 digit number starting with 9 and you can find this on the top-right of your bill. The last 2 digits should match the current financial year, for example '23' for 2023/2024. If you view your bill online your account number will be 8 digits as the 9 is not displayed at the start. You will need to enter a 9 at the start followed by your 8 digit account number and 23 for the last 2 digits.

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Shared Parenting

The catchment school is normally based on the address of the parent who is recorded as the main contact on the child’s nursery record.

We may ask for more information about shared care arrangements to determine the main address for the purpose of school registration.

If parents do not agree which school their child should attend, both parents can exercise their rights and register for a place at their catchment school. They can also apply to the court to determine the issue.

If there is no court order and we can’t determine who the main carer is, we will allocate a place at the catchment school of the parent recorded as the main contact on the child’s pupil record.

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Please enter the details of the other parent/carer:

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Child Details

You must give the name that appears on the birth certificate or passport. Use the ‘Known As’ box only if your child is usually known by a different first name.

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If your child’s date of birth is between 14 August 2019 and 29 February 2020 you are able to apply to defer their school entry until August 2025. We ask if you are thinking about deferring your child’s entry to P1 to help with planning demand at each school. Please note if you answer ‘yes’ to this question, you must still apply separately to defer school entry. Visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/deferredentry to find out more.

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Child 2 Details

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Child 3 Details

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Child 4 Details

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Declaration

By making this application I accept that

  1. I have read and understood the Placing in Schools guide
  2. The information given in this form, and any additional information provided, is true
  3. Any place granted on the basis of false information will be withdrawn.

We will investigate all allegations of false addresses and may monitor residency details if use of a temporary address causes concern.


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Placing Request

If the school you selected for P1 registration is NOT your first choice, you may also apply for school in a different catchment area.