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Primary Admissions

Primary Admissions

All children who are 4 years old on or before the 1st July must begin their primary education from the beginning of the school year following their 4th birthday.

The application procedure for primary education allows parents to express a preference for the primary school they wish their child to attend. 

For information on Preparatory Schools and Independent Schools please contact the schools directly.

Upcoming: Application forms

Application forms to apply for pre-school education or primary education in September 2017 will be available on this website from the 25 November 2016.  Completed application forms must be returned to the first preference pre-school/school  by 12.00 noon on Wednesday 11 January 2017.

Updated Notes of Guidance on the Admissions Procedure and Admissions Criteria for September 2017 will also be available on this website from 25 November 2016.


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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