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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 2020 and 28th February 2021, you can register them in January 2020 to start attending school in August 2020.

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

Please note that Kellands School, Strathburn School and Uryside School zones are changing from August 2020. For more details please contact the school directly.

How to apply

To enrol your child for primary one, there are two things you need to do during the registration period:

  1. Visit the primary school of your choice
  2. Fill in the online application form

The registration period for school places in term 2020 to 2021 is open from Monday, 13th January to Friday, 17th January 2020. If you miss it, please try to visit your chosen primary before the end of February.

When visiting the primary school, you will need to bring:

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

The school will check these documents. They can also give you a copy of the school’s annual handbook which has information about school policies.

Once the documents are checked by the school, you will then need to complete our application form.

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Apply for a primary school place

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.