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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
Tandragee Junior High SchoolPost Primary SchoolSouthern
Tandragee Nursery SchoolPre-school EducationSouthern
Tandragee Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolSouthern
Tannaghmore Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolSouthern
Tattygar Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolWestern
Taughmonagh Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolBelfast
Taughmonagh PS Nursery UnitPre-school EducationBelfast
Taylorstown Cross-Community Preschool LTDPre-school EducationNorth Eastern
Teconnaught Cross Community Pre schoolPre-school EducationSouth Eastern
Templepatrick Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolNorth Eastern
Templepatrick PS Nursery UnitPre-school EducationNorth Eastern
Tempo Community Pre-SchoolPre-school EducationWestern
Tempo Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolWestern
Termoncanice Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolWestern
Termoncanice PS Nursery UnitPre-school EducationWestern
test schoolPre-school EducationNorth Eastern
The 174 Trust PlaygroupPre-school EducationBelfast
The Academy Nursery SchoolPre-school EducationWestern
The Armstrong Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolSouthern
The Cope Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolSouthern
The Country Pre-SchoolPre-school EducationNorth Eastern
The Diamond Primary SchoolPrimary SchoolNorth Eastern
The Drelincourt (Church of Ireland)Primary SchoolSouthern
The Dry Arch Childrens CentrePre-school EducationWestern
The High School BallynahinchPost Primary SchoolSouth Eastern

Where can I get further help?

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


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