Early entry to primary school

Only children whose fifth birthday falls between 1 March of the current year and the last day of February of the following year will automatically be admitted to Primary 1.

If your child's fifth birthday falls after the last day of February and you feel your child is ready to start Primary 1 you can make a request for early entry to primary school. Applications for early entry to primary school should be submitted in January each year in order to allow requests to be processed timeously. We will only consider applications for children whose parents live in East Dunbartonshire.