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School admissions

Parents/carers should register children who will reach the age of five years between 1 March of the current year and 28 February of the following year at their local catchment area school. We advertise details of arrangements in local press (Kilmarnock Standard/Cumnock Chronicle) and on this page in December and January each year. 

Check the day(s) and time(s) of enrolment and take your child to the local primary school during registration week. You will have to bring your child's birth certificate when he/she is enrolled at school.

View contact details of all East Ayrshire primary schools|

Placing requests

If you wish to send your child to a school which is not his/her catchment area school, please complete a school placing request form| and submit it to the Education department. Please note that parents who chose a school which is not in their catchment area are not entitled to receive free transport to and from school for their child.

Find out more and download a placing request form|


Contact Information

Educational & Social Services
Telephone: 01563 576000
Page last updated on28 March 2014
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