Admissions Procedure - Primary School

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Enrolment for P1 in 2019

If your child is five years old on or before 20 August 2019 or they turn five between 20 August 2019 and 29 February 2020, they are eligible to start school in August 2019. 

Register your child

Registration week for P1 takes place in the January before your child is due to start school. The 2019 registration week was 14-18 January 2019.

The whole registration process, including placing requests, can now be completed online. You'll just need to have scanned copies of your child's birth certificate and proof of address to upload and submit online. 

If you would prefer to complete a paper copy, forms can be completed at your local school. 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.

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 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

Register your child

If your child is already school age and you are moving to or within Moray. You can apply online or visit your 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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