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Primary Admissions

When can I apply or where can I get an application form for Primary Admissions September 2019?

You should check this website from the end of November 2018 onwards for updates on the application process

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

Close of admission procedure

The application procedure for admission to primary schools for September 2018 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 leaflet - What do you need to do now?

This leaflet contains information on what to do if your child is placed, or has not been offered a place, along with guidance on what to do if you want to change schools or have not applied for a primary place before now.

Places available

This document includes a list of primary schools that had places available at the end of the primary admissions procedure which concluded on Thursday 26 April 2018.

The  parents' guide provides information on how the admissions procedure operates and how primary schools select children.

School Criteria Search

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.

Where can I get further help?

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

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