Category Archives: Starting School

Welcome to P1 2019

For 3 weeks, we are giving our new P1 children tours of the school on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. Last Friday 30 came to see round the school. We went to the gym hall where the P3 children were practising for the show. They were singing ‘The Toun O’ Prestonpans’. “That was so beautiful,” said a new mum.

Then we went to the staff room for a drink and snack. The new P1s sang our school song with our new name, “We are the Children of Preston Tower School’, followed by a quick Baby Shark song and dance. A great way to get to know your new school.

P1 Intake August 2019

 EAST LOTHIAN COUNCIL

RESOURCES AND PEOPLE SERVICES

 IS YOUR CHILD DUE TO START PRIMARY SCHOOL NEXT AUGUST? 

IF SO, REGISTER

BETWEEN Monday 29 OCTOBER & 2 NOVEMBER 2018

 We are now making arrangements for the admission of pupils to the first year of primary education in August 2019. If your child is five years of age before the end of February 2020, he/she is eligible to attend primary school.  You should register your child before

2 November 2018. 

REGISTERING YOUR CHILD AT YOUR CATCHMENT SCHOOL

 Parents should take their children to the appropriate local primary school to register them. Please check with the school when to come. When you come to register your child, remember to bring your child’s birth certificate, your most recent Council Tax Assessment letter, and a recent utility bill dated within 6 months of the day that you register your child.

CHOOSING ANOTHER SCHOOL

The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 gives parents the right to choose the school their child will attend, and places a duty on education authorities to grant such requests wherever possible. Although most children attend their local school, parents may make an application for any other school under the management of East Lothian Council.  Such a request is known as a non-catchment placing request.

Information booklets and non-catchment placing request application forms are available on line @ http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/schoolenrolandplacingrequests

 Non-catchment placing request application forms are available from the East Lothian Council website and from the Education Business Unit (details below). The closing date for non-catchment placing requests is 24 December 2018.  Any requests received after this date will still be considered, but an early application is advisable.

If you want information about a particular school, please contact the school direct.

Further information is available from:

Education Business Unit

Resources and People Services

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

HADDINGTON

EH41 3HA

 Telephone:    01620 827587 / 827599

Email:             schoolplacements@eastlothian.gov.uk