Registration

Strong Start, Nursery, Primary and Secondary

Strong Start

From August 2020, eligible 2 year olds across Scotland will be entitled to 1140 hours per year of funded (free) early learning and childcare in a number of local authority and funded provider nurseries where provision is available.

For August 2022/23 session please check your eligibility and apply online.

ELC (Nursery) Registration

Parents/Carers should register their child for ELC when online registration opens in January of each year. If your child already attends our ELC, you must still complete an online application form to confirm their place for this next session.

ELC Online Registration for August 2022/23 session is now open and available until 11 February 2022. Applications received after this date will be considered following the initial allocation of places.

For new online applications you will need to upload:

  • your child’s Birth certificate
  • your 2020/21 Council Tax demand notice
  • recent utility bill with the same permanent address

For returning online applications you will not need to provide these documents unless you wish to change your placement.

PKC will issue letters of a placement offer in March 2022.

P1 Registration

Parents/Carers should register their child for P1 when online registration opens in January of each year.

P1 Online registration for August 2022/23 session opens 10th January and closes 14th January 2022. All children who are 5 years old on or before 17 August 2022 should start their primary education on that date.

When you register your child online you will need to upload:

  • your child’s Birth certificate
  • your 2021/22 Council Tax demand notice
  • recent utility bill with the same permanent address
  • Baptismal certificate for baptised children

A photograph of each of the above documents, taken from your smart phone is acceptable.

Deferred Entry

If your Child is 5 years old between 18 August 2022 and 28 February 2023 you may choose not to enrol your Child until August 2023. Parents/carers should seek advice from staff at their nursery if they are considering deferred entry.

Information for Parents and Carers

If you chose to apply for a deferred entry into P1, please ensure you also complete both an ELC Registration and Primary 1 Registration online, as well as your deferred entry application.

Free School Transport

Parents/Carers are asked to also apply for free school transport when registering for school. More information regarding free school transport eligibility, including the application form can be found here.

For P7 Pupils

Parents/Carers of children who are transferring to secondary school education on Wednesday 17 August 2022 will be advised by letter during week commencing 3 January 2022 that their child has been allocated a place in their local catchment area secondary school.

Should parents/carers wish their child to attend a secondary school other than their local catchment area secondary school, they must submit a placing request even if their child already attends an associated primary school of the chosen secondary school.

St John’s Academy is the Catholic high school for our catchment area.

Or locally, the non-denominational high schools for our catchment area is Crieff High School and The Community School of Auchterarder.

Placing Requests

Parents/Carers who wish to make a placing request for their child to attend a school other than their local catchment school for August 2022 must submit an online placing request application by 15 March 2022.

Parents will be advised of the outcome by 30 April 2022.

Parents who are submitting a placing request for their child to commence P1 in August 2022 should not register at their catchment school . Therefore please be aware that if your placing request is unsuccessful a place is not guaranteed at your catchment school

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