Transfer between schools

Our guide will help you if you wish to apply for a place or transfer your child to another primary or post primary school or to apply in-the current school year

Applying for a Primary 1 place in the 2019/20 school year

You will need to complete an application form which is available on request from the Education Authority’s School Admissions Office by emailing or it may be obtained from any primary school.  You should make clear that you are seeking a form for the current school year 2019/2020.  Your completed application form should be submitted directly to the school for consideration along with your child’s birth certificate.  Some schools may also ask for other documentation to be submitted e.g. to verify your address.  The school will respond to you as soon as possible with its decision, this is usually within ten working days.

You should note that some primary schools will now be full and unable to admit your child.  You can contact the primary school directly to check if they still have places available. 

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)

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