Primary One August Intake 2021


We have created a dedicated page for parents and carers of children who are due to start school in Primary One in August 2021. Please visit regularly for updates.

Please get in touch if you have any questions:

We look forward to meeting you in due course and hope you find this page helpful.

Miss Kathryn Collier

Depute Headteacher (Nursery, P1 and P2)

I am starting school social stories

Virtual Tours of current P1 classrooms

P1D Classroom Virtual Tour:

P1J Classroom Virtual Tour:

P1R Classroom Virtual Tour:

Information about Primary 1 at Towerbank:

Week 6 Smeds & Smoos – Planet Skoowul

Week 5 Smeds & Smoos – Imaginary Planet

Q&A Video

Week 4 Smeds & Smoos – Imaginary Planet

Week 3 Smeds & Smoos – Going on a journey

Ms Younie reads The Smeds & The Smoos

Kahoot Quiz – Where are The Smeds & The Smoos?

Play Kahoot! – Enter game PIN here!

Week 2 Smeds & Smoos – Planet Nursaree

Week 1 Smeds & Smoos – Planet Smeds & Smoos

Moving on to Primary 1 – August 2021

RE: Primary 1 Registration for August 2021

  • If your child’s date of birth is between 1 March 2016 and 29 February 2017 they are due to start primary school in August 2021.
  • If you are in the City of Edinburgh Council area you must register your child for P1 at one of your catchment schools.
  • Parents/Carers should have received their P1 Enrolment letter from Edinburgh Council telling them which schools are their catchment schools, based on the address we have on our systems for you. The letter will inform you what your catchment ND (non-denominational) school is and your catchment RC (Roman Catholic) school

Process for registration

  • From Monday 9th November 2020 parents must enrol their child to their catchment school. This is being done online this year: Click here to register from 9th November.
  • You can upload photos/scans of the during this process
    • birth certificate,
    • council tax form (or 2 proofs of address if they are not eligible to pay council tax) and
    • baptismal certificate for RC schools

Edinburgh Council Information

There is useful information on the Edinburgh Council website regarding entry into Primary 1 for August 2021. Please find information here: