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

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    Notice: EA offices closed to visitors

    Our office buildings are currently closed to visitors unless by prior appointment only.

    Please confirm any future appointments in advance.

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    Schools to close

    Thursday, 19 March 2020

    The Department of Education has confirmed that schools, pre-schools and statutory nurseries will close at the end of the day on Friday 20th March for all pupils and children.

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    Ministers lend their support to schools ‘PROUD’ competition

    Wednesday 04 March 2020

    The Minister for Education and Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) have lent their support to the Education Authority’s schools ‘PROUD’ competition inviting pupils to investigate the use and disposal of single use plastic in their schools.