Parents whose children will be starting primary school in Moray at the beginning of the new session in August are being reminded that tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for registration.
Children should be registered at their local primary school, irrespective of which school their parents or carers would ultimately like them to attend.
A Moray Council spokesman said it was important that pupils were registered timeously to ensure that schools were able to put in place transition arrangements prior to the start of the new session.
“The transition period is important in helping to familiarise parents with all aspects of the school and school life and there are also opportunities for children to be brought into school during the transition period to introduce them to their new surroundings.
“It is also important for the council as education authority to know how many children will be enrolling at any particular school so that appropriate arrangements can be made in advance of the new intake.
“Failure to register by the deadline could lessen the chances of a child being enrolled at the school of their parents’ preference.”
New primary school zones in Elgin became effective from January 5 with the exception of the new south-east Elgin zone which will only come into effect when the proposed new school to serve that part of the town is established.
Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.
Headquartered in Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.