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Website: Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Visit Dumfries and Galloway Council for State Primary School admission information for pupils starting at either:

  • A Primary or First school at the beginning of the reception year
  • A Junior school at the beginning of Year 3

Or Secondary State School admissions for pupils starting at either:

  • a Secondary school at the beginning of Year 7
  • an Upper school at the beginning of Year 9

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Schools in Dumfries and Galloway Council

Primary State Schools

Ae School, Ae Village, Dumfries, DG1 1RG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Amisfield School, Amisfield, Dumfries, DG1 3LN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Applegarth School, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, DG11 2SH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Auchencairn School, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, DG7 1QU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Beattock School, Craigielands Park, Beattock, MOFFAT, DG10 9RB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Belmont School, Galloway Avenue, Stranraer, DG9 7BH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Borgue School, Borgue, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4SH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Brownhall School, Glencaple Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Brydekirk School, School Street, Brydekirk, ANNAN, DG12 5LX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Caerlaverock School, Church Street, Glencaple, DUMFRIES, DG1 4QU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Calside School, Calside Road, Dumfries, DG1 4HB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Canonbie School, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14 0XA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Cargenbridge School, Waterside Road, Cargenbridge, DUMFRIES, DG2 8LL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Carrutherstown School, Carrutherstown, Dumfries, DG1 4LD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Carsphairn School, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, DG7 3TQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Castle Douglas Primary School, Jenny's Loaning, Castle Douglas, DG7 1JA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Castle Kennedy School, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, DG9 8RY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Closeburn School, Closeburn, Thornhill, DUMFRIESSHIRE, DG3 5HP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Collin School, 2 Main Road, Collin, DUMFRIES, DG1 4JE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Colvend School, Colvend, Dalbeattie, DG5 4QD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Creetown School, Chain Road, Creetown, NEWTON STEWART, DG8 7JR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Crossmichael School, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas, DG7 3AP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Cummertrees School, Cummertrees, Annan, DG12 5PD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Dalbeattie Primary School, Southwick Road, Dalbeattie, DG5 4HR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Drochduil School, Dunragit, Stranraer, Stranraer, DG9 8QA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Drummore School, Shaw Lane, Drummore, STRANRAER, DG9 9PY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Duncow School, Kirkmahaoe, Duncow, DUMFRIES, DG1 1TA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Dunscore School, Dunscore, Dumfries, DG2 0SY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Eaglesfield School, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, DG11 3PA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Eastriggs School, Annan Road, Eastriggs, ANNAN, DG12 6PZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Elmvale School, Wood Avenue, Annan, DG12 6DH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Garlieston School, Randolph Crescent, Garlieston, NEWTON STEWART, DG8 8BG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Gatehouse School, Gatehouse Of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2JX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Gelston School, Gelston, Castle Douglas, DG7 1SH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Georgetown School, Gillbrae Road, Dumfries, DG1 4EJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Glenluce School, Glenluce, Newton Stewart, DG8 0JE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Gretna School, Victory Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Hardgate School, Hardgate, Castle Douglas, DG7 3LD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Heathhall Primary School, Herries Avenue, Heathhall, DUMFRIES, DG1 3QZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Hecklegirth School, Solway Street, Annan, DUMFRIESSHIRE, DG12 6HY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Hightae School, Hightae, Lockerbie, DG11 1JN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Hoddom School, Langlands Road, Ecclefechan, LOCKERBIE, DG11 3DS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Holywood School, School Road, Holywood, DUMFRIES, DG2 0RF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Hottsbridge School, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, DG11 3HA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Hutton School, Boreland, Lockerbie, DG11 2LL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Johnstonebridge School, Johnstonebridge, Lockerbie, DUMFRIESSHIRE, DG11 1ES. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Kelloholm School, Hyslop Street, Kelloholm, SANQUHAR, DG4 6QJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Kells School, Braeside, New Galloway, CASTLE DOUGLAS, DG7 3RL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Kirkbean School, Kirkbean, Dumfries, DG2 8DW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Kirkcolm School, Kirkcolm, Stranraer, DG9 0NS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Kirkcowan School, Wellhouse Road, Kirkcowan, NEWTON STEWART, DG8 0HP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Kirkcudbright Primary School, St Mary's Wynd, KIRKCUDBRIGHT, DG6 4JT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Kirkgunzeon School, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries, DG2 8LA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Kirkinner School, Kirkinner, Newton Stewart, DG8 9AL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Kirkpatrick Fleming School, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Lockerbie, DG11 3AU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Langholm Primary School, Thomas Telford Road, Langholm, DG13 0BL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Laurieknowe School, Laurieknowe, Dumfries, DG2 7AJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Leswalt School, Leswalt, Stranraer, DG9 0LJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Lincluden School, Priory Road, Lincluden, DUMFRIES, DG2 0PU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Locharbriggs School, Wallamhill Road, Locharbriggs, DUMFRIES, DG1 1UW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Lochmaben School, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, DG11 1NR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Lochrutton School, Lochfoot, Dumfries, DG2 8NR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Lochside School, Lochside Road, Dumfries, DG2 0NF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Lockerbie Primary School, Glasgow Road, Lockerbie, DG11 2AT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Loreburn School, George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Minnigaff School, McGregor Drive, Minnigaff, NEWTON STEWART, DG8 6PE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Moniaive School, Chapel Street, Moniaive, THORNHILL, DG3 4EJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Mouswald School, Clarencefield Road, Mouswald, Dumfries, DG1 4LT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Nethermill School, Parkgate, Dumfries, DG1 3NL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

New Abbey School, New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Newington School, Hospital Road, Annan, DUMFRIESSHIRE, DG12 6LA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Noblehill School, 233 Annan Road, Dumfries, DG1 3HB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Palnackie School, Palnackie, Castle Douglas, DG7 1PW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Park School, Ashwood Drive, Stranraer, DG9 7NW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Penninghame School, Auchendoon Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6HD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Penpont School, Penpont, Thornhill, DG3 4BH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Port William School, Port William, Newton Stewart, DG8 9JX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Portpatrick School, School Brae, Portpatrick, STRANRAER, DG9 8LG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Rephad School, Ladies Walk, Stranraer, DG9 8BW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Sandhead School, Sandhead, Stranraer, DG9 9JD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Sanquhar Primary School, Queensberry Court, Lovedale, SANQUHAR, DG4 6BD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Shawhead School, Shawhead, Dumfries, DG2 9SL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Sheuchan School, Leswalt High Road, Stranraer, DG9 0AL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Sorbie School, Wigtown Road, Sorbie, Newton Stewart, DG8 8EL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Springfield Primary School, Springfield, Gretna, DG16 5HS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Springholm School, Reoch Park, Springholm, CASTLE DOUGLAS, DG7 3LJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

St Andrew's RC School, Craigs Road, Dumfries, DG1 4EX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

St Columba's RC School, Shawhill Road, Annan, DUMFRIESSHIRE, DG12 6JX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

St Joseph's RC School, Lewis Street, Stranraer, DG9 7AR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

St Michael's School, Glebe Street, Dumfries, DG1 2LZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

St Mungo School, Kettleholm, Lockerbie, DG11 1BT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

St Ninian's RC School, Church Lane, Newton Stewart, DG8 6ER. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

St Ninian's School, Lochside Road, Dumfries, DG2 0EL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

St Peter's RC School, Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St Teresa's RC School, Lochside Road, Dumfries, DG2 0DY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Troqueer School, Hill Avenue, Troqueer, DUMFRIES, DG2 7LR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Tundergarth School, Tundergarth, Lockerbie, DG11 2QA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Twynholm School, Twynholm, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4NY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Wallace Hall Primary School, Station Road, Thornhill, DG3 5DS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Whithorn School, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8PN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Wigtown Primary School, New Road, Wigtown, NEWTON STEWART, DG8 9JE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12.

Secondary State Schools

Annan Academy, St John's Road, Annan, DUMFRIESSHIRE, DG12 6AP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Castle Douglas High School, Dunmuir Road, Castle Douglas, DG7 1LQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Dalbeattie High School, Haugh Road, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Dalry School, Kirkland Street, Dalry, CASTLE DOUGLAS, DG7 3UX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Douglas Ewart High School, Corsbie Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6JQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Dumfries & Galloway College, College Gate, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4FD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 99.

Dumfries Academy, Academy Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Dumfries High School, Marchmount, Dumfries, DG1 1PX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Kirkcudbright Academy, St Mary's Wynd, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Langholm Academy, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13 0BL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Lockerbie Academy, Glasgow Road, Lockerbie, DUMFRIESSHIRE, DG11 2AT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Maxwelltown High School, Lochside Road, Dumfries, DG2 0EL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Moffat Academy, Jeff Brown Drive, Moffat, DG10 9QL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Sanquhar Academy, Broomfield, Sanquhar, DG4 6JN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

St Joseph's College, Craigs Road, Dumfries, DG1 4UU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Stranraer Academy, McMaster's Road, Stranraer, DG9 8BY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Wallace Hall Academy, Station Road, Thornhill, DUMFRIESSHIRE, DG3 5DS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Special State Schools

Elmbank Special School, Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1DD. A state special school for boys and girls.

Langlands School, Loreburn Park, Dumfries, DG1 1LS. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18. Type of SEN provision: Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory.

Independent Special Schools

ACAD Education (Applied Care and Development), Kirkgunzeon Mill, Kirkgunzeon, DUMFRIES, DG2 8LA. A special independent school for boys and girls.

Closeburn Centre, Closeburn, Dumfries, DG3 5HP. A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18.

Common Thread Dumfries, Dalveen Farmhouse, Durisdeer, THORNHILL, DG3 5BP. A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18.

Greyfriars School, 35 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EA. A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16.

Maben House, Gilmour Banks - Parkfoot, Lochmaben, DUMFRIES, DG11 1RW. A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18.


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