Primary Admissions Guide

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

Changes of preference

Depending on when you decide to change your preferences different rules apply:

Between 12.00 noon on Thursday 30 January 2020 and 12.00 noon on Friday 7 February 2020

Apart from those necessitated by exceptional circumstances, no changes of preference will be processed if received after 12 noon on Thursday 30 January 2020. If you wish to change your preference, for any reason other than in exceptional circumstances, you must withdraw your original application by emailing primaryadmissions@eani.org.uk and submitting a new paper application.

If this occurs between 12.00 noon on Thursday 30 January 2020 and 12.00 noon on Friday 7 February 2020 your new application will be processed within the admissions procedure as a late application. Refer to the section “What happens if my application is late?” for further details.

If you wish to change your preference due to exceptional circumstances you must submit a request in writing or by emailing primaryadmissions@eani.org.uk to the Education Authority on or before 12.00 noon on Friday 7 February 2020. Verification of the exceptional circumstances must be provided. If approved, the Education Authority will send you a proforma to complete with your new list of preferences (in order of preference) and including your reasons for preference as they relate to the admissions criteria. If the original application was received by the closing date/time then your ‘changed’ application will be processed within the admissions procedure as a punctual application.

After 12.00 noon on Friday 7 February 2020

After 12.00 noon on 7 February 2020 changes of preference in any circumstances will not be processed until after Tuesday 28 April 2020.

Last updated: 30/01/2020