Admissions Procedure - Primary School
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Enrolment for P1 in 2018
If your child is five on 14 August 2018 or they turn five between 14 August 2018 and 28 February 2019, they are eligible to start school in August 2018. Registration takes place from 15-19 January 2018. This year it's possible to register your child online or in person, whatever suits you.
Register online: From 15 January you can register your child online, including making a placing request. This means you can complete the registration forms and make placing requests at your convenience during registration week. You will need to upload your child's birth certificate and your proof of address. NB. For uploads, individual files should not exceed 5mb. Accepted files: jpg, png, pdf, zip.
Register in person: Forms can be collected at your local school from 15 January. Your child’s birth certificate and proof of address will be required at the time of registration. If you wish to make a placing request, you will be advised on how to apply to another school. Completed forms must be received by 19 January.
If you would like to enrol at one of our Roman Catholic schools you will be required to complete a placing request. In addition to the documentation above, you will also need to submit a copy of your child’s Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate (where applicable).
The registration form is available in other languages, including Polish, Chinese, Latvian and Punjabi. All translated forms can be found on our Parents and Carers – Translated Information page.
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. Find out more …
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. Find out more …
Placing request – You may wish to enrol your child in a school outwith your catchment area, this is called a placing request. Placing requests should be submitted at registration. Find out more …
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 should apply directly to the school in your catchment area for a place. You can apply online or visit the catchment school to apply in person. You are required to provide your child’s birth certificate and proof of address as part of your application.
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