School Catchment Areas

Catchment Areas for Primary Schools

Pupils from the isles will attend their island school. Catchment areas for Mainland schools are detailed in the table below:

SchoolCatchment Area
Dounby Primary School. Birsay, Dounby, Harray and Sandwick.
Evie Primary School. Evie and Rendall.
Firth Primary School. Firth and Finstown.
Glaitness School. Kirkwall and St Ola - see note below.
Orphir Primary School. Orphir.
Papdale Primary School. Kirkwall and St Ola - see note below.
St Andrews Primary School. Deerness, Holm, Tankerness and Toab.
Stenness Primary School. Stenness.
Stromness Primary School. Stromness.

Glaitness and Papdale Catchment Areas

Within Kirkwall the split between the catchment areas for Glaitness and Papdale runs along Junction Road with pupils to the west attending Glaitness School and pupils to the east attending Papdale Primary School.

Please note this information is indicative. Actual placing in a school is dependent on a pupil's home address and on a range of other factors.

Primary Schools and Associated Secondary Schools

Primary schools and associated secondary schools are listed in the table below: Some primary schools have dual associations i.e. pupils can go to either secondary school depending on where they live, both schools are listed.

SchoolAssociated Secondary School.
Burray Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
Dounby Primary School. Stromness Academy.
Eday Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
Evie Primary School. Stromness Academy.
Firth Primary School. Stromness Academy.
Glaitness School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
Hope Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
North Ronaldsay Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
North Walls Community School. Kirkwall Grammar School or Stromness Academy.
Orphir Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
Papa Westray Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School or Westray Junior High School.
Papdale Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
Rousay Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
St Andrews Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
Sanday Community School. Kirkwall Grammar School or Sanday Community School.
Shapinsay Primary School. Kirkwall Grammar School.
Stenness Primary School. Stromness Academy.
Stromness Primary School. Stromness Academy.
Stronsay Junior High School. Kirkwall Grammar School or Stronsay Junior High School.
Westray Junior High School. Kirkwall Grammar School or Westray Junior High School.

This information is indicative. Actual placing in a school is dependent on a pupil's home address and on a range of other factors.

For further details, please contact:

Education, Leisure and Housing, Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, Kirkwall, KW15 1NY.

Telephone: 01856873535.

School contact details are available from the School Contact Information page from the 'Related Links' section of this page.

Related Links

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

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