Online P1 enrolment opens for Glasgow City schools

Children in the Glasgow City area due to start school in August 2019 can be enrolled online this week.
Children in the Glasgow City area due to start school in August 2019 can be enrolled online this week.

Parents and carers in the Glasgow City area can enrol their children for the start of the new school term in 2019.

Online registration is now live on the City Council’s website.

The Primary 1 school enrolment week will run from until Friday, November 9.

Following the success of the online form launched last year, the council is once again encouraging families with children who turn five years of age between March 1, 2019, and February 28, 2020, to log on and fill out the registration form.

Around 6,000 parents and carers used the online form last year to register their child – introduced to make it more convenient than ever for parents to take part in the school enrolment process.

Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills & Early Years, said: “Starting school is a significant step in a child’s and their parents’ or carers’ lives.

“We have some of the best schools in Scotland – with significant investment made in across our school estate over the last few years.

“It is important for families living in the area to check out and research their local school and register there – as we strongly advocate – local schools for local children.

“Parents, of course, still have the right to make a placing request, and do so for a variety of personal reasons, but we would always encourage them to consider their local school first.”

If submitting a placing request parents must register their child at their catchment school in the first instance.

Comprehensive information on starting school is published on the Council’s website

Families will be notified of their confirmed P1 place no later than February 2019, with schools contacting parents and carers to invite their children to special open days and visits ahead of the new school term in August 2019.