Online parent form for the new school at Ness Castle and Ness-side

Parents and guardians of primary schools in the Inverness area are asked to complete an online form by Monday 31st January 2022. The form will help the Board understand the intended school role for the new school in Ness Castle and Ness- side to its completion. .

The form can be completed online at A hard copy of this form can be requested from your school’s secretariat.

Registration for Primary 1 and ELC will take place at the end of January and beginning of February. Parents and guardians who have a child due to start ELC or Primary 1 will be able to enroll in the new Castle Ness School. Further details can be found at

Successful completion of the form will also allow the new school principal, Mr. Craig Connon, to communicate and engage with the new school community. This includes committing to school milestones such as opening the school and finalizing the school name.

Officers are currently working on school staffing and planning for the new term in August 2022. For all pupils living within the catchment area of ​​the new school, it is expected that all pupils in P5 and below will move into the new school to start the new school session after the summer vacation period. Pupils who are currently in P6 can choose to stay in their current school to complete their final year.

The secondary school in Ness Castle and on the Ness side is Inverness Royal Academy.

Map showing the recruitment area for the new school at Castle Ness.

Jan 24, 2022