Hutchesons’ changed its admissions framework and entry points following the successful launch of the Pre-school in 2018. Traditionally the main entry points have been P1, P5 and S1 with a limited number of spaces occasionally available in other years. 

Going forward our admissions framework and main entry points are shown below. You should be reassured that suitably small class size is very much a part of our offering right the way through from Nursery to S6. 

Nursery, Pre-School & Primary

Nursery and Pre-School 

In August 2019 we will be offering a nursery class for children aged from three years-old. A key feature of our ten-year strategic plan is to offer a whole school experience and these steps have been taken to allow pupils to join Hutchesons’ in the nursery class and continue their education with us until the end of S6.

We firmly believe that a successful and rewarding secondary education is built on the foundations of a Hutchesons’ primary education where the emphasis is placed on developing excellent numeracy and literacy skills in a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment.

We are enjoying the benefits of this small, teacher-led facility.  Both Nursery and Pre-School years will have only one class each, although they will enjoy spending a lot of shared time together. 

Lower Primary 

There will be two classes in each year from P1-3. 

Upper Primary 

Our capacity will expand to three classes in P4 and further increase in P7 to four classes in anticipation of the transition to Secondary School. 


Pupils from our Primary School are joined by a similar number of children from a wide range of other schools. There is the opportunity for children to join us in years other than the main entry points which are at Pre-School, P4, P7 or S1.

Please note that waiting lists may need to be in operation for entry into these other years.  Precedence will be given to those already on our waiting lists at the main entry points. 

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