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.

Key Dates

Tuesday 7 January 2020
at 12 noon (GMT)

Primary application procedure opens with online Citizen Portal available.

Thursday 30 January 2020
at 12 noon (GMT)

Closing date/time for receipt of punctual applications (online Citizen Portal closes).  Any applications received after this date will be considered late.

Friday 7 February 2020
at 12 noon (GMT)

Final date for which requests for consideration of changes of preference in exceptional circumstances, new (late) applications and additional information in support of applications will be accepted.

February to April 2020

Education Authority operates a clearing house to process applications according to parental preference.

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Letters posted to parents notifying of their child’s primary school placement.

Wednesday 13 May 2020 
at 4 pm

Final date/time for appeal form(s) against the decision of a Board of Governors to refuse admission to a child to be received by EA.

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: 19/12/2019