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If you wish to enrol your child for the start of the new school session in August 2023, they must have attained the age of 5 years between 1 March 2023 and the 28 February 2024.

Parents/carers of those children due to commence attendance at school in August 2023 should now register their children for the appropriate local primary school during the week commencing Monday 7 to Friday 11 November 2022. To register you should now complete an online application and submit no later than Friday 11 November 2022.

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

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

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 2023 will take place from:-

Monday 7st November 2022 - Friday 11th November 2022. 

Families will be notified of their confirmed P1 place no later than February 2023.  Thereafter, schools will contact parents and carers to invite their children to special open days and visits ahead of the new school term in August 2023

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.

If you are considering deferring your child's entry to Primary 1 in August 2023, you should still proceed to register them on line for their catchment school until your deferral application is confirmed. Deferred Entry process.

Parents who may wish to enrol their child in Gaelic Medium Education can now do so at four locations, situated as follows:

  • For North - Glasgow Gaelic School, 147 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HP. Phone 0141 276 8500
  • For South West - Govan Gaelic Primary School, 3 Burndyke Square, Glasgow, G51 2BG. Phone 0141 445 1767
  • For South East - Glendale Gaelic Primary School, 2 Kenmure Street, Glasgow, G41 1PH. Phone: 0141 429 3183
  • For East - Glasgow Gaelic School Primary Annex, temporary location until 2024/25 in 200 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, G20 8LY - 0141 483 3090 (option 3)

If necessary, a "postal" enrolment application can be requested by contacting Glasgow City Council Customer Business Services by contacting the CBS Hub.

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.

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.

If necessary, "postal" applications can be requested by contacting Glasgow City Council Customer Business Services by contacting the CBS Hub.

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