Where do I start?
Dumfries and Galloway Council deal with all enrolments and any requests for places at local primary and secondary schools from parents. Their website has an excellent “Find my nearest” tool, which when you enter your new address gives you everything from where your nearest polling station is to where your catchment area for schools is.
For more information on Early Learning and childcare for Dumfries and Galloway click here.
When do I enrol my child?
Parents in Dumfries and Galloway are invited to enrol their children for pre-school education (3 and 4 year olds) or at primary schools (5 year olds).
Parents of eligible children are invited to register their places for entitlement the January before they start.
For the current year:
Children turning 5 before the end of February 2021 will enrol in January 2020 to start school in August 2020.
Children born between 1 September and the last day of February can choose to start primary school later . Children born between the first day of March and the last day of August can also apply for deferred entry.
Exact enrolment dates and instructions will be advertised online and in local papers once they’re confirmed.
Parent/Pupil Support Unit
Tel: 01387 260493