Post-Primary Admissions Guide

Our guide will help you understand more about the process and what to expect when applying for a place in Post-Primary school for your child.

Key Dates

2 February 2021

Admissions criteria published for post-primary schools

1 March 2021

Post-primary applications open at 12 noon for parents to make an application for their child

16 March 2021

Post-primary applications closes at 4pm

12 April 2021

Final date for receipt of new applications/additional information or changes of preference in exceptional circumstances by EA no later than 4pm.

March – June 2021

Post-primary schools consider applications and apply their admissions criteria to select applicants.  EA moves those applications that have not  been selected to their next preference school for consideration, through a clearing-house system, until applicants have either been selected by a school or parental preferences exhausted.

12 June 2021     

Parents access the outcome of their child’s application via the online portal


Admissions Helpdesk

If additional information is required or any difficulty is experienced, parents can contact the admissions helpdesk via the email addresses below:

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Do you know that your choice and order of preferences could impact on your child’s eligibility for transport assistance?

Last updated: 02/06/2021