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How do I enrol my child for primary or secondary school for academic year 2023/2024

If you have recently moved to Perth and Kinross and need to enrol your child at their catchment primary or secondary school for starting in August 2023, or if you have a child who will be five years old on or before 28 February 2024 and is due to start P1 in August 2023, please complete the school enrolment form for academic year 2023/2024.

Apply online for academic year 2023/2024

What if I want to send my child to a school outside my local catchment area?

Although it is usual for children to attend their local catchment area school, you have the right to make a placing request asking that your child be granted a place in a school other than your local catchment area school.

What to do if your child's home address changes

You should notify your child's current school of any change of address in order for their pupil record and emergency contact details to be updated:

  • If you have moved to an address outwith the catchment area of the school your child attends and you wish for your child to transfer to the local catchment school, you should contact the  local catchment school directly for further information.
  • If you have moved to an address outwith the catchment area of the school your child attends and you wish for them to continue at that school, you must submit a placing requestPlease note there is no entitlement to school transport where a child lives outwith the catchment area of the school they attend and parents must accept responsibility for the arrangements and cost of getting their child to and from school.

Where can I enrol my child for Gaelic Medium Education?

Gaelic Medium Education is an option within Scottish schools that gives children and young people the opportunity to become proficient in Gaelic as well as English. A brief introduction (PDF) [7KB]  to GME is available for prospective parents. GME is a free bilingual education option available within Perth & Kinross at the following schools:


  • Breadalbane Academy (Aberfeldy)
  • Goodlyburn Primary School (Perth)


  • Breadalbane Academy (Aberfeldy)
  • Perth Academy (Perth)

Basic information on the provision of school education in Perth and Kinross, including the Authority's placing arrangements, can also be obtained from any Perth & Kinross Council school, or from the address detailed below. School handbooks can be viewed on the individual school webpages or by contacting the school directly.  

Last modified on 01 September 2023

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