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If your child is born between 1 March 2015 and 28 February 2016 they will be due to start school in August 2020. 

If you live in the Glasgow City boundary you must register your child for P1 at one of your catchment schools.  You have a choice of three catchment schools

  • Non-Denominational
  • Roman Catholic (RC)
  • Gaelic medium

If you are unfamiliar with schools within your catchment area, please use our School catchment lookup

Enrolling your Child for Primary 1

P1 registration for children starting school for August 2020 will take place from:-

 Monday 4th November 2019 - 8th November 2019. 

You can now arrange to register your child for Primary 1 by clicking here and completing an online form.

Families will be notified of their confirmed P1 place no later than February 2020.  Schools will contact parents and carers to invite their children to special open days and visits ahead of the new school term in August 2020

To register your child at the local catchment school you will need

  • A digital copy of the child's birth certificate (The requirement to upload a birth certificate only applies to children who did not attend a nursery or pre-school operated by Glasgow City Council)
  • The name of the local school/centre you wish to register the child. If you are unfamiliar with schools within your catchment area, please use our School catchment lookup before completing the form.

It is usual practice for children to attend their local catchment primary school.

Check the local catchment primary school and Gaelic medium school for your address.

Parents/Carers will have the opportunity to visit their local catchment school and should check the day(s), time(s) for visits with the school concerned.

If you wish to enrol your child for the start of the new school session in August 2020, they must have attained the age of 5 years between 1 March 2020 and the 28 February 2021.

If you are considering deferring your child's entry to Primary 1 in August 2020, you should still proceed to register them on line for their catchment school until your deferral application is confirmed.

Parents who may wish to enrol their child in Gaelic Medium Education can do so at one of the three schools below:

  • For North - Glasgow Gaelic School, 147 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HP.  Phone 0141 276 8500
  • For South West - Glasgow Gaelic School, Berkeley Street Annexe, Victoria Park Drive South, Glasgow, G14 9RN.  Phone 0141 276 8500 (Cartvale School Building, 3 Burndyke Court, Glasgow, G51 2BG
  • For South East - Glendale Gaelic Primary School, 2 Kenmure Street, Glasgow, G41 1PH. Phone: 0141 429 3183

Enquiries or requests for paper applications can be made by contacting the CBS Hub at enrolment.cbs@glasgow.gov.uk 

Please note, as the parent/ carer you have the right to apply to place your child in a school other than your local school. You must complete an enrolment application before you submit a placing request. Once you submit your enrolment application, you can find information on how to apply for a placing request here.

P1 Placing Requests

Some parents may wish to make a written request to place their child in another school under the management of the Education Authority. Such a request is referred to as a placing request. It is essential however those parents must also register their child for Primary 1 at their local primary school initially and before submitting their placing request form.

Please refer to our page for further information.

Parents should note that if they apply and are successful for a P1 placing request into an alternative Glasgow primary school, their P1 place at their child's catchment school will automatically be withdrawn. 

If parents subsequently change their mind and wish to attend their catchment school, a fresh Primary 1 catchment enrolment application would require to be submitted on line via GCC Web, and if a space is still available at the catchment school this will be confirmed in writing for parents.

Parents should also note the successful placing of one sibling does not guarantee the placing of subsequent siblings at a later stage.

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