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Schools and Early Learning & Childcare

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

  • Find a school or Early Learning & Childcare

    Find schools and early learning & childcare in West Lothian using this search facility.

  • Apply for early learning & childcare and school places

    How to apply for early learning & childcare and school places in West Lothian through the Pupil Placement section.

  • School Terms and Holidays

    West Lothian Council school term dates for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021. School Term Dates for 2021/2022 will be published here as soon as possible, but definitely before the end of June 2020.

  • 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

  • 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.


    Welcome to the new - the new way to access online school payments (iPayImpact) and a variety of additional services to support you and your child.

  • New Winchburgh Schools

    West Lothian Council is planning to build three new schools in Winchburgh. This webpage aims to provide you with regular updates on the project.