Education Authority

The Education Authority is responsible for delivering education services across Northern Ireland.

Interim Strategic Plan

The Education Authority (EA) has published its first Strategic Plan, which sets out the organisation’s vision to ‘inspire, support and challenge all children and young people to be the best that they can be’.


About Education Authority

EA is responsible for ensuring that efficient and effective primary and secondary education services are available to meet the needs of children and young people, and support for the provision of efficient and effective youth services.

We help with all aspects of your child's journey through education from admission to pre-school, getting transport to school, changing schools, to moving through primary and post-primary. We are also here to help with newcomer issues, special educational needs and provide support whenever you or your child needs it.


Highlights on EA

  • Michael Bennett, Professor John Hattie,Sara Long and Gwyneth Evens

    EA Educational Leadership Conference Supports Professional Development of School Leaders

    Wednesday, 15th May 2019

    The Education Authority (EA), in partnership with Osiris Educational, today (Wednesday 15 May) hosted its first Educational Leadership Conference attended by over 600 school leaders from across Northern Ireland.

  • Elsie Gillanders, EA Critical Incident Emotional Health & Wellbeing Officer; Sarah Bogue, ROE Teacher; Samantha and baby Jacob Bates and Sandra Guy, Western Trust ROE Project Support Officer

    Roots of Empathy Positive Influence within Schools

    Tuesday, 14th May 2019

    A wonderful group of babies and their families from the Tyrone and Fermanagh area were congratulated yesterday at a celebration event in the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen for their contribution to teaching the internationally recognised “Roots of Empathy” (ROE) classroom programme to children from local schools.

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    Young people complete Mid-Ulster Dungannon Youth Engagement Project in Dungannon

    Friday, 10th May 2019

    Young people from the Dungannon area, recently participated in the Mid-Ulster Dungannon Youth Engagement Project (YEP), an 18 week project, organised and delivered by the Education Authority (EA), Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), in Dungannon Youth Resource Centre.

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    Pre-School and Primary Admissions for September 2019

    Parents will receive letters today (Friday 10 May) informing them of which Primary school or Pre-school their child has been placed. 

    Parents who were unsuccessful in obtaining a primary one place for their child will receive notification from the Education Authority (EA) advising how they can nominate further preferences.

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    EA Youth Service Inclusion Funding Scheme 2019-2020

    Wednesday, 8th May 2019

    The Education Authority (EA), is inviting applications from groups, who are registered with EA, to deliver inclusion programmes as part of the Youth Inclusion Scheme. 

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    Education Authority Launches Trainee Youth Support Worker Scheme

    Monday, 15th April 2019

    The Education Authority (EA) has launched a Trainee Youth Support Worker Scheme for young adults aged 18 to 25 years old which aims to support those who wish to work within the Youth Service through the delivery of youth work training and direct experience working in a youth work setting.