Applying for a school place

If you want to apply for a place in school, the application process depends on the year group you are applying for.

Before you apply, find your catchment area. We recommend you apply to one of your catchment schools in the first instance. Alternatively you can email education@aberdeenshire.gov.uk for advice.

Apply for a place in P1 starting in August

Find out more about registering for primary 1. This application is for new admissions to P1 only.

Apply for a place in P1 to P7 after start of session

Parents of primary 7 pupils don't need to do anything if you want your child to attend the secondary school in their catchment area (school zone). Your child will be automatically enrolled.

Your child is entitled to attend the school allocated to your catchment area. Please contact the school directly or complete the online form to enrol your child in the school allocated to your catchment area.

If you’re moving during the holidays you can complete the online form or approach your new catchment school on the first day of term for enrolment.

Should you require your child to attend a school outwith your catchment area, you can make an out of zone placing request