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Primary registrations to begin for Aberdeenshire

By David Porter

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The registration week for primary one in Aberdeenshire will take place from Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 15.

All children who are aged five by Tuesday, Febuary 22, 2022 are invited to register for primary one admission in August.

Parents and carers of those children due to commence attendance at school in August should now register their children for the appropriate local primary school.

To register for a primary school place, for a school within your catchment area, please complete the online application which can be found at http://www.bit.ly/3r5cuIufrom Monday, January 11.

Registration for Primary 1 will begin in January.
Registration for Primary 1 will begin in January.

It is usual practice for children to attend their local catchment primary school, however the request to place a child in a school other than the local school can be applied for.

Please complete an out of zone placing request which can be found at http://www.bit.ly/3ntpEMZ

With Covid-19 restrictions in place please email the school a copy of the below or alternatively bring these with when the child starts school:

• The child’s birth certificate as this is required as evidence of their date of birth and;

• Evidence of the parent/carer’s home address (for example a recent utility bill or recent bank statement).

All schools in Aberdeenshire have the same start date, in the middle of August each year and new entrants will be informed of this year's start date at the time of registration at school.

Aberdeenshire Council's Education and Children's Services makes no provision to admit any children who are five after the end of February, unless that child has previously been registered and has commenced full-time attendance (excluding induction) in a state supported or forces school and is transferring into Aberdeenshire.

In this case, the local authority can exercise discretion.

Registration for a nursery or playgroup does not count for the purposes of this exception.

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