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Applying for an ESMS Nursery place

The vast majority of children in our nursery move on into Primary 1 without the need for assessment, however, entry is not automatic.  For a very small number of children our school may not be the best formal learning environment for their needs and so, in consultation with parents, we would explore other schools. 

Fewer than 20 places are available to new children in P1, so acceptance of a place offered in Nursery is strongly advised.

When to apply

It is never too early to apply for a place in our Nursery. Many parents do so as soon as their baby is born. Places are offered by date of application, although we do give some priority to siblings and the need to ensure a balance of boys and girls. If we are unable to offer you a place - due to the high number of applications - we automatically 'roll-over' the application to the following year. 

If you would like to speak to our Admissions Manager about your application, please contact Hannah Ireland by email (, or via the Junior School Reception (+44(0)131 311 1115), who will be happy to provide up to date advice

How to apply

Click the Apply Now button below to complete our application form. Once you have submitted your form a member of our admissions staff will contact you to discuss your application.  Please note that an application fee of £70 per child will be taken in the final step of the application process. Please have your debit or credit card ready. 

Apply now