Primary 1 Enrolment Week – W/C 30th January 2023

Primary 1 Enrolment Week for Highland schools begins on Monday 30th January 2023 to Friday 3rd February 2023.

If your child will be five years of age on or before 29th February 2024, then it’s time explore enrolling them for Primary 1.

To enrol your child, or for further information on completing the online form, the enrolment process, catchment areas, Gaelic Medium Education, school transport, placing requests, please visit

If you do not have access to the online enrolment process, please contact your catchment school office during enrolment week.

Deferred Entry to Primary One

You may feel you wish to explore the process of deferring entry to Primary 1 for your child. Deferred entry to school means that children start primary school one year later than the typical start date.

All parents and carers have the legal right to defer their child’s entry to primary school if they are not yet 5 years old at the beginning of the school year.

We will not automatically enrol your child to nursery for another year of ELC, so please be in touch if this is something you wish to request where your child’s Key Worker can advise you appropriately.

From 1st August 2023, children who defer and turn 5 between 23rd August 2023 and the end of February 2024, will automatically be entitled to an additional year of funded early learning and childcare (ELC) when they defer Primary 1 entry. This includes children who defer the 2023-24 school year.

More information can be found on the Parent Club page: Can my child defer starting school? | Parent Club

and within our ELC handbook which can be found here:

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