EA Connect: Post Primary Admissions Update – 11 January 2024

Transfer to Post Primary September 2024

EA Connect will open on 30 January 2024 at 12 noon and close on 22 February 2024 at 12 noon for Year 8 post primary applications.

Call the Admissions Helpdesk on 028 9598 5595, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm throughout the application window.

The helpdesk email for parents is [email protected] 

EA Post Primary Admissions - the process

Tuesday 30 January 2024 - the application window opens.

Parents can begin an application by selecting ‘Apply Now’ to access EA Connect.

Post primary school users can view applications on EA Connect from Tuesday 30 January 2024.

Thursday 22 February 2024 - the application window closes, and a short period of housekeeping is completed.

Please note, post primary schools will not consider applications until after the closing date.

Post primary school users will be able to record decisions on applications in EA Connect from Tuesday 27 February 2024.

Applications completed and submitted during the application window will be treated as punctual.

Applications received between 12 noon on Thursday 22 February 2024 and 4pm on Monday 4 March 2024 will be treated as late.

For any queries or assistance please contact [email protected]

User guides and FAQs for post primary schools, including video tutorials for processing applications on EA Connect will be available on the Admissions Resource Hub.

Social media toolkit - share with your parent community

We hope you find the resources in this Social Media Toolkit helpful in sharing the key dates and information relating to the admissions process for post primary.

Thank you for your continued support in sharing the regular updates from EA’s social media channels with your school community.

The ‘Post Primary Admissions’ video informs parents of the online application process and is available with subtitles in other languages, as well as sign language versions, through the Admissions Resource Hub.

Where possible, please share the following key messages with your parent community:

The application process for P7 children transferring to post primary school in September 2024 is opening soon.

You can apply via EA Connect from Tuesday 30 January 2024 to Thursday 22 February 2024 at 12 noon.

Important: Please visit Search Admissions Criteria to read the criteria for all post primary schools and access support resources including tutorial videos and guidance documents to help you complete an application.

Information leaflet for parents

The ‘Applying for a Year 8 post primary place 2024’ leaflet has been circulated to primary schools, with guidance for parents.

Further resources are available on the EA website.

Last updated: 11/01/2024