The Education Authority (EA) plans to introduce new online applications for admissions for pre-school and primary school places for September 2019 intake.
A new portal for parents to apply online for a place has been created and it will include the listing of preferences of schools.
The criteria for admission to pre-school, primary and post primary will be published on the Education Authority’s website on Friday 14 December 2018. You are encouraged to study the admission criteria of those schools / playgroups that you would consider sending your child to before completing an application.
Information on the admissions procedure is currently available on the EA website under Admissions which includes the option of ‘finding a pre-school, primary school or post primary school in your area.’
You should continue to check this website for further updates on the admissions procedure.
Parents will have the opportunity to amend their submitted application until the closing date. This replaces the current paper based application form.
For admission to the forthcoming academic year, parents will continue to provide your child’s birth certificate and any other verifying documents stipulated in admission criteria directly to the first preference provider/school.
The Go Live date for the new digital admissions is Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 10.00am. The closing time and date for punctual applications will be 12.00 midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019.
The EA is planning to provide Assisted Digital Support for parents and users of the new system. This will be in the form of a new telephone service, enhanced website content and a number of face-to-face drop-in clinics held in EA offices and other locations during January 2019. Details of the planned digital assistance will be provided in due course.