P1 Enrolment for August 2023 Intake – Information for Parents and Carers

Arrangements are now in place to enrol pupils to primary one (P1) for August 2023 across East Lothian schools.

Full information can be found on East Lothian Council’s website: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/p1-enrolment

A paper copy will come home via nursery and an email has also been sent to parents/carers.

Any child whose fifth birthday falls between 1 March 2023 (born 1 March 2018) and the last day of February 2024 (born 28 February 2019) is eligible to start school in August 2023.

You should enrol your child online. The online P1 enrolment period is live now the website from 7th November 2022 to 28th November 2022.

Advice and more information

If you have any questions email please schoolplacements@eastlothian.gov.uk for advice.

You can also read more information on school enrolment and non-catchment placing requests in the School Enrolment booklet:


The Term 1B Prestonpans Active Schools Programme is available to view now! Activities include Football Mini Kickers, Basketball, Hockey, Badminton, a brand new Multi-Sports class and lots more. Online booking for all free activities will be available from 6pm on Wednesday 26th October and paid activities will be available to book from 6pm on Tuesday 1st November. Please see our online booking page for full details –  www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ActiveSchoolsPrestonpans

If you have any questions about the Prestonpans Active Schools Programme, please contact Stewart Sands, Active Schools Coordinator at ssands@elcschool.org.uk

Stewart Sands
Active Schools Coordinator | Prestonpans Primary School Cluster, Gullane Primary & Aberlady Primary

www.eastlothian.gov.uk | www.activeeastlothian.co.uk

Nursery Halloween Celebration: Thursday 27th October 2022

We will be celebrating Halloween in Nursery this Thursday, 27th October. Your child is welcome to dress up on this day should they wish to, however this is purely optional and not compulsory.

There will be opportunities in Nursery to make something to wear or dress up from our dressing up box.  It would be really helpful if no masks covering the face or props are brought to Nursery.

Your child will be taking part in traditional activities like:

  • dooking for apples
  • making a spooky snack
  • pumpkin carving
  • joining in stories and songs
  • Halloween art and craft

Summer Reading Challenge

We would like to share with you information about The Summer Reading Challenge 2022.

Each year the Summer Reading Challenge has a different theme. For 2022, The Reading Agency is partnering with Science Museum Group for Gadgeteers, a science and innovation themed Challenge that will spark children’s curiosity about the world around them.

With resources and activities from the Science Museum Group, the Challenge focuses on inspiring children to see the science and innovation behind everyday objects, showing that reading and science are for everyone.

Find out more about Gadgeteers here.

The Challenge will launch in libraries in Scotland and N.I. on Saturday 25 June. Children can also join in the fun online on the official Challenge website.

Physical incentives are available to collect through participating libraries. Reward items, items and Challenge finish dates will vary by location, so we recommend getting in touch with your nearest library to find out more about the Challenge in your area.

Please visit the Summer Reading Challenge – https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Please let us know how the challenge goes.