Admissions Procedure - Primary School
We’ve got all the information you need to apply for a school place at a Moray primary school.
Enrolment for P1 in 2021
Given the current Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions, school enrolment for pupils starting P1 in August 2021 will take place exclusively online, except in absolutely exceptional circumstances. The registration window this year will take place from Monday 18th January 2021 - Friday 29th January 2021.
If your child is five years old on or before 18 August 2021 or if they turn five between 18 August 2021 and 28 February 2022, they are eligible to start school in August 2021.
Please complete our online registration form, and select your local catchment school - even if you wish your child to attend another school, in which case you will also be required to complete a placing request.
Register your child
The whole registration process, including placing requests, should now be completed online. You'll need to have scanned copies of your child's birth certificate and proof of address to upload and submit online, a clear photograph of these documents will also suffice.
If you wish to enrol at one of our Roman Catholic schools, in addition to the documentation above, you will also be required to provide your child's Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate. If your child does not have a Baptismal certificate you will need to register your child for the local catchment school, and make a placing request to attend the Roman Catholic school.
If you are unable to apply online and require a paper copy of our application form, you can contact your local catchment school by phone or email. Please note this should be as a last resort and that Parents should not enter a school building to enrol your child under any circumstances.
If you have missed the January deadline to register your child for P1, please contact your catchment school for further information.
Deferred entry – If your child’s fifth birthday falls between the first day of the school term in August and the last day of the following February, you may choose to defer entry.
Early entry – If your child is born after the cut-off date for enrolment, you have the right to request that they are admitted to school early. Each early entry request is treated individually.
Applying for a school place for year group entry (other than P1) or during the school year
If your child is already school age and you are moving to or within Moray. You can apply online for a school place. You are required to provide your child’s birth certificate and proof of address as part of your application. Please note this process should also be completed online, except in exceptional circumstances where you are unable to apply online. In this instance, please telephone or email your local catchment school to request a paper application form.