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 Year 8 place in 2019/20 school year

If you wish to apply for Year 8 place for the 2019/2020 school year you will need to complete a Transfer Form which is available on request from the Education Authority’s School Admissions Office by emailing

You should make clear that you are seeking a form for the current school year 2019/2020. 

Your completed Transfer Form should be returned to the Education Authority and it will then be forwarded to your preferred school for consideration.

Some schools may also ask for other documentation to be submitted e.g. to verify your address.

The Education Authority will respond to you as soon as possible to notify you of the school’s decision.

You should note that many post primary schools will now be full and unable to admit your child.  You can contact the 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