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.

Late Applications

During the admissions procedure when schools are applying their criteria punctual applications will be considered before late applications are considered.

The application procedure opens on 7 January 2021 at 12.00 noon and an application submitted by the closing date of 29 January 2021 at 12.00 noon will be treated as a punctual application.

An application received after 12.00 noon on 29 January 2021 will be treated as a late application.

NB: The Education Authority does not have the discretion to treat an application received after 12 noon on Friday 29 January 2021 as punctual.

All late applications will have to be made on paper as the online Citizen Portal will not be accessible after the closing date/time. Application forms will be available to download from the EA website.  You can submit a late application to the Education Authority at any time preferably by email primaryadmissions@eani.org.uk or by post to Primary Admissions Office, Education Authority, 3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh BT61 9AX.  Only those received by 12.00 noon on 5 February 2021 will be processed during the admissions procedure. Late applications received after this date will not be considered until the admissions procedure has ended on 27 April 2021.

Having a late application could reduce your child’s likelihood of gaining a place in your preferred school i.e. should the school you are applying to receive more applications than it has places available it will firstly consider all punctual applications (including second and subsequent preference applications) before your application is considered.

Admissions Helpdesk

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

Monday – Thursday (8am – 8pm)
and Friday (8am - 5pm)

Last updated: 18/12/2020