Catchment zones for two city schools could be changed to better accommodate a predicted influx of students from a new 7,000-home development.
The first phase of construction at Grandhome, by Bridge of Don, is underway and some families have already moved into their new houses.
Currently, the area falls partly between the catchments for both Bucksburn and Oldmachar academies.
But next week city councillors on the education operational delivery committee will be asked to back a statutory consultation with a view to re-zoning Grandhome so it falls entirely within that for Oldmachar.
While Bucksburn Academy may be closer for some living there, council officers say the other school would likely be easier to access.
A report on the matter, which is to go before the committee, reads: “The development lies in close proximity to Oldmachar Academy, with relatively easy and safe walking routes to school available.
“Travelling to Bucksburn Academy is likely to be more difficult for pupils living in the part of Grandhome which falls within the Bucksburn Academy zone.”
Its author adds that the proposed changes will help both schools maintain manageable pupil numbers and help Grandhome to “develop as a single community”.
If approved, results from the statutory consultation will be reviewed by councillors in May.
The re-zoning is expected to come into effect from August 1.