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Registration of Infant Beginners and Choice of School

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There are sound educational reasons for trying to ensure that the admission of children to school takes place at the start of a school session in August.

Registration of Infant Beginners

Parents/carers of those children due to commence attendance at school in August 2018 should now register their children to the appropriate local primary school during the week commencing Monday 6 to Friday 10 November. 

To register you should now complete an enrolment application and submit no later than Friday 10 November 2017. 

To complete this form 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)
  • Your child's Doctor's details
  • 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 2018, they must have attained the age of 5 years between 1 March 2018 and the 28 February 2019.

Parents who may wish to enrol their child in Gaelic Medium Education can do so at two schools, one situated in Berkeley Street and the other on a shared campus with Glendale Primary School, Kenmure Street.

• Glasgow Gaelic School, 147 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HP. Phone: 0141 276 8500

• Glendale Gaelic Primary School, 2 Kenmure Street, Glasgow, G41 1PH. Phone: 0141 429 3183

Paper applications can be requested by contacting the North East Hub on tel 0141 287 8000

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.

Education (Scotland) Act 1980

It is customary for children to attend their local primary school.

If you wish to enrol your child for the start of a new session in August, they must have attained the age of 5 years between 1 March the same year and last day of February the following year.

Parents/carers of those children due to commence attendance at school in August can now take their children to the appropriate local primary school during the second week in November each year to register them for school in August the following year. 

Placing Request

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 Education at their local primary school initially and before submitting their placing request form.

Please refer to our placing requests page for further information.

Parents should note that if they apply and are successful for a placing request into a particular primary school, the child would not automatically transfer to the associated secondary school.

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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