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Pre-School Admissions

Pre-School Admissions

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The Pre-School Admissions Procedure is in two stages.

Stage 1

Stage 1 of the pre-school admissions procedure which deals only with target age children concluded on Thursday 26 April 2018 with the issue of letters to notify parents of the outcome of their application. If you received a letter read the Information Leaflet - What do you need to do now?

Stage 2

Stage 2 of the pre-school admissions procedure runs from Friday 27 April 2018 and concludes on Friday 8 June 2018 with the issue of letters to notify parents of the outcome of their application.Read the Guide for Parents below.

Places Available

Places Available - This document includes pre-school funded places available for September at the close of Stage 1.

This parents' guide provides information on how the admissions procedure operates and how pre-schools select children.
If you have not previously applied and wish to be considered by one of th pre-school providers with places available, you should read the provider's admission criteria, download and complete an application form and return to the first preference provider to arrive no later than 4pm on Friday 25 May 2018.

School Search Criteria

Search for School Criteria

Use the search options to find pre-schools and their criteria information.  The Keywords search will search for school name or location.  Enter a postcode if you wish to do a mileage range search.

Search Results

  • click on a School name to view full schools details
  • click the School Criteria Document to view school admissions criteria  
  • click back button to return to search results

NOTE: if searching for the term 'Mary' type a space in front of it to avoid the total return of primary.


School NameEducation PhaseArea
Sacred Heart Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolBelfast
Sacred Heart College, OmaghPost Primary SchoolWestern
Sacred Heart Grammar School, NewryPost Primary SchoolSouthern
Sacred Heart Primary School DundrumPrimary SchoolSouth Eastern
Sacred Heart Primary School, RockPrimary SchoolSouthern
Sacred Heart Primary School, TattyreaghPrimary SchoolWestern
Sacred Heart Primary School, Trench RoadPrimary SchoolWestern
Safe n Sound Nursery BallynahinchPre-school EducationSouth Eastern
Saintfield High School SaintfieldPost Primary SchoolSouth Eastern
Saints and Scholars Integrated Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolSouthern
Saints and Scholars Integrated PS Nursery UnitPre-school EducationSouthern
Sandbrook Nursery SchoolPre-school EducationBelfast
Saul Pre school DownpatrickPre-school EducationSouth Eastern
Scarva Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolSouthern
Scoil an DroichidPrimary SchoolBelfast
Scoil Na Fuiseoige BelfastPrimary SchoolSouth Eastern
Scotwell House PlaygroupPre-school EducationSouthern
Seagoe Primary School (Church of Ireland)Primary SchoolSouthern
Seagoe PS Nursery Unit (Church of Ireland)Pre-school EducationSouthern
Seaview Nursery SchoolPre-school EducationSouthern
Seaview Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolBelfast
Seaview Primary School, BallymenaPrimary SchoolNorth Eastern
Seaview PS Nursery UnitPre-school EducationBelfast
See-Saw PlaygroupPre-school EducationNorth Eastern
Seymour Hill Pre school DunmurryPre-school EducationSouth Eastern

Where can I get further help?

If you require further help, please contact the appropriate EA admissions office.


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