P1 enrolment for August 2021

Please follow this link to our news page to find out the specific information if your child is due to start school in August 2021

South Morningside Admissions:

P1 Admissions for August:

Each year we hold an enrolment day in November for new P1s due to start the following August. Enrolment takes place at the South Morningside Infant School (‘Deanbank’, 35 Canaan Lane, EH10 4SG).

In Edinburgh, families have to register at their ‘catchment’ school.

To save time you may choose to download the enrolment form here,

complete and bring it with you for registration.

On the day parents need to bring along:

  • the child’s birth certificate
  • council-tax statement (current year)
  • utility bill showing that the family reside within catchment address.(within the last 6 months)

*It would be hugely helpful, and much appreciated, if you were able to bring with you a copy of the documents as well as the originals

For more information please click here.

After the enrolment day in November the school can continue to take P1 registrations up until the end of February. If you are resident within the school’s catchment area by this date, please come in to the P3-P7 building on Comiston Road with the required documents.

If you move to the area after the end of February we would need to get in touch with School Placements at the City of Edinburgh Council once the required documents are received. There is further information on the documents which can be downloaded here.

 P1-P7 Enrolment at South Morningside Primary:

If you are interested in enrolling your child at South Morningside Primary School, please contact the school office in the first instance to check places are available.

If there are no spaces and you still wish to proceed with an application your child’s details will be added on to either our catchment or out of catchment, (depending on your residing address) once we have received your application and required documents.

Detailed information on school placements are found on the City of Edinburgh Council website at the link below:

Catchment Area Applications:

If you live in our catchment area and wish to make an application, please complete and return along with:

  • the child’s birth certificate
  • council-tax statement (current year)
  • utility bill showing that the family reside within catchment address(within the last 6 months)

If your child is not an EU citizen, you will also need to provide a copy of their passport and relevant visa.

Non-catchment Area Applications:

The law allows parents to express a preference for a different school and such a school is often referred to as a non-catchment school but it is important to note that in our experience, not all requests can be met.

Please complete an application form and return along with:

  • the child’s birth certificate
  • council-tax statement (current year)
  • utility bill showing that the family reside within catchment address (within the last 6 months)

South Morningside Nursery places for three and four year olds:

South Morningside Nursery offer a funded part-time place, starting the term after a child’s third birthday.

When your child starts their funded nursery places depends on their date of birth. If between:

  • 1 September and 31 December, they start in January (Spring term)
  • 1 January and 28 February, they start in April (Summer term)
  • 1 March and 31 August, they start in August for the (Autumn term)

Please download the application. Please note that applications should be handed into your first choice of nursery.


If you wish to arrange a visit to our Nursery please call the school office.

Protocol for the Admissions of Overseas Pupils:

Placing requests for a child residing outwith the UK cannot be processed until the child is residing in the UK. Catchment places cannot be granted until the child is resident in the catchment area.

Moving into the catchment area during the school holidays:

If you have moved into South Morningside Primary School catchment area during the holidays and have a copy of the signed missives or the signed lease then please email the missives/signed lease, along with a completed application form and a scanned copy of your child’s birth certificate to the school email address. (

All emails will be dealt with in date receipt order, and will be responded to during the first week back of term. There is no guarantee of a place (some year groups are full and we have waiting lists). We will be able to advise when we return after the holidays if there are any spaces.