Apply for primary one

Children start primary one in August and registrations take place in January each year. The year they start depends on when they turn 5.

If your child’s fifth birthday is between 1st March 2018 and 28th February 2019, you can register them in January 2018 to start attending school in August 2018.

Children usually attend a school within the school zone (primary school catchment area) close to where you live. However, you can request that your child goes to a school in another zone.

How to apply

You can enrol your child for primary one during registration week from 15th to 22nd January 2018.

To enrol your child, visit a primary school of your choice during registration period. If this is not possible, please try to visit the school before the end of February.

The school will give you an application form to fill in. You can also get a copy of the school’s annual handbook which has information about exam results and school policies.

Please submit completed application form to the school with:

  • your child’s birth certificate
  • proof of address such as a recent utility bill or a bank statement

All schools in Aberdeenshire have a common start date but when your child is enrolled, the school will provide you details. View school term dates for more information.

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