Aberdeen City Council has notified parents of the online registration process for children entering P1 classes later this year.
All children who will reach the age of five on or before the start of the new school session on August 17, 2021, should start primary school in August 2021.
Children who reach the age of five after the start of the new school session in August 2021, but before the last day of February 2022, may also be enrolled for primary school in August 2021.
The online system requires parents to set up an online account which allows them to find their zoned school by entering their home postcode. They can also track the progress of their application.
Education operational delivery convener, Councillor John Wheeler, said: “We have had a very positive response since we first introduced our innovative new online schools registration system in January 2019 as part of our wider roll-out of digital technology, which customers of the council are benefitting from, particularly now during the current restrictions caused by the pandemic.
“Our schools’ registration platform makes things much simpler for parents and carers, who are no longer required to travel to schools to collect and then submit an application form as was the case with the old paper system, offering a smoother and far more efficient process.
“I would urge any parents who have not yet registered online to do so as soon as possible.”
Parents and carers of children who turn five after the start of term in August but on or before the last day in February 2022, can defer enrolling their children at school until August 2022.
Parents and carers whose child was born between August 31 and December 31 2016 and who are seeking an additional year of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) will be able to apply for the ELC place from January 25 when online ELC applications can be made and indicate that this is a deferred entry request.
Applications for the P1 online registration process should be made by Friday, January 22 and can be completed by visiting www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/education-and-childcare/starting-primary-1