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Schools and Nurseries

Information on local schools, how to apply for places, school transport and school holiday dates

  • Find a school or nursery

    Find schools and nurseries in West Lothian using this search facility.

  • Apply for pre-school and school places

    How to apply for pre-school and school places in West Lothian through the Pupil Placement section.

  • School Terms and Holidays

    West Lothian Council school term dates for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.

  • School Meals Menu

    Schools in West Lothian offer a lunchtime meals menu on a weekly rotation.

  • School Transport

    Every day over 24,000 children attend schools in West Lothian. Of these, the council transports nearly 6,000 children to secondary and primary schools in a variety of vehicles ranging from double deck buses, to coaches, minibuses and taxis.

  • School Closure Information

    Find details of school closed in the West Lothian area

  • School Performance Data

    When choosing a school for your child, parents/guardians should gather as much information as they can from the local authority, school handbooks, school standards and quality reports, school improvement plans and maybe a school visit.

  • Emergency Contact Details

    It is essential that the school has the name, address and telephone number of an adult to be contacted in case of an accident or your child feeling ill. Please ensure records are kept up to date by notifying the school of any change of address and telephone number of your child's emergency contact.

  • Online School Payments

    Online school payments are now available to pay for school meals and other costs.

  • New West Calder High School

    Plans to deliver a new £32 million West Calder High School have taken a huge step forward.