Registration for new P1 pupils for school session 2020/21

If your child will be five before the last day of February 2021, it's time to enrol them for school.

The next school session begins on Wednesday 19 August 2020.

If your child is five between 19 August 2020 and 28 February 2021 they are eligible to start school on Wednesday 19 August 2020 and you should register your child for primary school. However, nearer to the start of the school year you may wish to delay your child's entry to school if you think that they are not ready to start.

How do I register my child at their catchment school?

Apply online

Alternatively, find your catchment area, download a icon pupil registration form [556Kb] and return to the school. Please note, you will need to bring:

  1. your child's birth certificate
  2. your current Council Tax notice and
  3. a recent utility bill
  4. If you are enrolling at a denominational school and your child has been baptised you must also take their baptismal certificate.

If you require more information, contact your local catchment area primary school in order to discuss enrolment and arrange a visit to your local catchment school.

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. Placing requests for school session 2020/21 starting 19 August 2020 must be submitted by Sunday 15 March 2020. If submitting a placing request, you should not register your child at the local catchment 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. GME is a free bilingual education option available within Perth & Kinross at the following schools:

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

Information about a particular school can be obtained from the Headteacher of that school. Handbooks for school session 2020/21 will be available from every school from 8 December 2019.