Primary School Enrolment

If your child will be five before the last day of February 2020 then it will soon be time to enrol them for school.

The next school session begins on Wednesday 21st August 2019.

If your child is five between 1 March 2019 and 28 February 2020 they are eligible to start school on Wednesday 21st August 2019 and you should register your child for primary school during the January 2019 registration week. However, nearer to the start of the school year you may wish to pdf icon delay your child's entry to school [735kb] if you think that they are not ready to start.

How do I register my child for primary school at the start of school?

To apply for a school place:

  • Know your catchment area.  You can visit your local catchment area primary school during the January registration week.
  • Bring your child's birth certificate and also your current Council Tax notice and a recent utility bill.  If you are registering at a denominational school and your child has been baptised you must also take their baptismal certificate.
  • Complete the pupil pdf icon registration form [228kb].  The form is also available in other languages in our download section.

    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.

    How do I apply for for a school place for other year stages or during the school year?

    You apply directly to your catchment school for a place if:

    • you are moving to or within Perth & Kinross with children already of school age.

    To apply for a school place during the school year or for a stage other than P1, please complete the pdf icon registration form [228kb] and return it to your catchment school.

    Information about a particular school can be obtained from the Headteacher of that school.  Handbooks are available from every school from 15 December.