Admission To Primary Schools: August 2021
The following sections provide information about enrolment to nurseries, primary and secondary schools.
Parents are able to enrol their children into schools at any time but the main enrolment window for entry into P1 and S1 runs during January and February each year.
Gaelic First Policy
In all Early Learning, nursery and school enrolment, the Comhairle operates a Gaelic First Policy. This means that the default language stream for enrolment will be Gaelic Medium unless the choice is made during the enrolment process to opt for English Medium.
P1 and Primary Enrolment
For the 2021-22 session, enrolment for P1 opens on Monday 1st February 2021. Children who will reach the age of four by 28th February 2021 are eligible to enrol for school, starting in August 2021.
Where a parent or carer wishes to enrol a child in a school other than their local catchment school, a placing request form must also be completed as well as the enrolment form. Until a placing request is approved by the Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services, an enrolment will remain provisional.
S1 and Secondary Enrolment
Secondary schools each have their own local arrangements for managing the enrolment of S1 pupils and liaise with their cluster primary schools to complete this process.
In all cases, we advise that parents contact the nursery or school that they intend to enrol into if they have any queries or questions.