ASL National Review – Parent Consultations
The National Parent Forum of Scotland will be facilitating two parent consultations around additional support for learning.

Venues will be Rosemount Community Centre 12:30 till 2:30 and Woodhill House Committee Room 5  6.30pm – 8.30pm

Any parent wishing to attend should register first at or call 0131 331 8841.

For more information please contact Donna on

Parent Council Agenda

Please see below the agenda for the Parent Council Meeting on 14th February

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please come along, join us for a cup of tea and a chat, where you can meet and join the current Parent Council and find out more on how you can help.

The agenda is detailed below.  All parents are welcome to attend.

It will take place in the school’s Community Lounge on Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 6.30pm.

Loirston Primary School Parent Council Agenda

  • Welcome/Apologies
  • Approve minutes of last meeting minutes
  • Matter arising/Outstanding actions from the previous meeting
  • School Update
  • Treasurers Report
  • Fundraising Subgroup Update
  • Chairperson Update
  • AOCB
    • Anti-Bullying policy
    • Parent Council Café
    • Christmas Activities
    • Other


  • Date of next meeting – 11th March 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,

Aberdeen City Council –Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Aberdeen – Focus Group Events for Parents and Carers

Following our recent survey on the Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) in Aberdeen, and in advance of the implementation of 1140 hours of funded ELC from August 2020, Aberdeen City Council Early Years Team have now organised a series of Focus Group Events for Parents and Carers.

Focus Groups will be held in Associated School Groups (ASGs) as follows:


Date                                                  ASG                                                                                                         Venue for Focus Group


  • Monday 20 January                         Aberdeen Grammar ASG                                                                       Mile End Community Centre – Rooms 3 and 4


  • Tuesday 21 January                         Hazlehead ASG                                                                                      Hazlehead Primary School – After School Club Room


  • Wednesday 22 January                  Bucksburn and Dyce ASGs and Orchard Brae School                       Bucksburn Academy – Assembly Hall


  • Monday 27 January                         Northfield ASG                                                                                       Manor Park School – Community Room


  • Tuesday 28 January                         Bridge of Don and Oldmachar ASGs                                                   Bridge of Don Academy – Assembly Hall


  • Wednesday 29 January                  St Machar ASG                                                                                        St Machar Academy – Assembly Hall


  • Monday 3 February                        Lochside ASG                                                                                            Kirkhill Primary School – Main Hall


  • Tuesday 4 February                         Harlaw ASG                                                                                               Kaimhill Primary School – Dining Hall


  • Wednesday 5 February                  Cults ASG                                                                                                   Cults Primary School – Dining Hall


Each Focus Group Event will start at 6.30pm and end at 8.00pm and will include:

  • Welcome / Overview of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Expansion in Aberdeen / Survey Results
  • Update on ELC Admissions (which will open from 27 January to 7 February)
  • Outline of options and models of Early Learning and Childcare in each Associated School Group (ASG)
  • What 1140 hours of Early Learning and Childcare may look like for you?
  • Q&A – An opportunity to ask the Early Years Team questions, for example on funded entitlement, meals, opening and closing times etc.

Early Learning and Childcare Locality Lead Officers from each Associated School Group (ASG) will be present at their respective Focus Group Events.  If you are unable to attend your local Focus Group Event you are more than welcome to attend another one.

For details of which Local Authority and Funded Provider Early Learning and Childcare settings and childminders are in each ASG, please see attached.  An ELC Parent Leaflet is also attached for your information.

We hope you will be able to join us for one of our Focus Group Events.

ELC Parent Leaflet ELC Settings in Aberdeen City by ASG

P1 Enrolment Info

Please see below information regarding enrolment of P1 pupils

Starting Primary 1 in Aberdeen City

All children who will reach the age of five on or before the start of the new school session in August 2020 should start primary school in August 2020. Children who reach the age of five after the start of the new school session in August 2020, but before the last day of February 2021 may also be enrolled for primary school in August 2020.

Applications for P.1 should be made by 24th January 2020.

Before you apply for a school place online, you will need to set up an account. This is so you can track the progress of your application.

You will need to provide us with evidence of where you live, your child’s birth certificate and any other information specific to your case. You can upload these to the form when you apply. We will accept photographs of documents as long as we can see the whole document clearly.

Apply for a school place

You can enter your postcode on our school zone map to find your zoned school.

Check the school zone map

You have the right to apply for a place at any school in Aberdeen City, but if you do not apply for your zoned school we can’t guarantee you a place there. We advise that you apply for both your zoned school and your preferred school. 

Deferring entry to Primary 1

If your child will turn five after 19 August 2020 but on or before 28 February 2021, you may choose not to enrol them at school until August 2021.

Children with August to December birthdays are not automatically entitled to an additional year of early learning and childcare. We will only provide a place where there is a sound educational reason to defer. Requests are considered by a panel in February 2020. The staff at your child’s early learning and childcare centre will help you to complete a request form.

If you choose to defer entry to primary school and the child has a January or February birthday, the child will be guaranteed an early learning and childcare place in his/her deferred year. You only need to complete a standard application form.

Early entry to Primary 1

Parents can request early entry to primary school. We do not normally admit children who are five after the February 2021 closing date.

The Head Teacher of your chosen school will consider your application for early entry to Primary 1. They will assess the child’s ability and aptitude but must consider wider issues including whether the primary class can suitably meet the needs of the child.