Admissions/Catchment area

Every household in Edinburgh falls into a specific catchment area. Being within a certain catchment area gives your child(ren) a priority place at that school.

Most addresses typically have 4 catchment schools such as.

  • non-denominational (ND) primary school
  • non-denominational secondary school
  • Roman Catholic (RC) primary school
  • Roman Catholic secondary school.
This graphic details Balerno Comminuty High School's catchment area.

This graphic details Balerno Comminuty High School’s catchment area.