Admissions Placement Notification

Information on how to find out the outcome of your admissions application for September 2022 and next steps.

Post-Primary

If you submitted an application through the online Post-Primary Application an email will be issued to you on the morning of Saturday, 21 May 2022 notifying you of the outcome of your child’s application.

If you applied using a paper application and did not supply an email address, you will be notified of your outcome by post on 21 May 2022.

Notification of placement will also be available online from 9am on Saturday 21 May 2022. 

You can log into the Post-Primary Applications Portal using your registered email address and password.

Pre-School

The deadline for making an application in Stage 2 of the Pre-School Admissions procedure has now closed.

The outcome of Penultimate/Underage applications or any new Stage 2 applications or further preferences for a child not selected at close of Stage 1 will be available on 16 June 2022. 

If you still need to make application information will be available at the close of Stage 2 on 16 June 2022. 

Check back here at that time to find out how you will receive the outcome of your application and for further information.

Primary

All applications for P1 for September 2022 admission are now late. Should you wish to make a late application for your child, a paper copy of the form is available to download below.  You can also submit a request by email to the Primary Admissions Office (primaryadmissions@eani.org.uk) to have a form emailed or posted to you.  Please read the FAQs below before completing the application.  For further help/advice please contact our Admissions Helpdesk .

Primary 1- Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I had not previously applied for a primary one place?

Consult the list of primary schools which may have places available at the close of the admissions procedure, this document is published on the EA Website.

Identify those schools that you wish to consider your child’s application. Study the school’s admission criteria & list in order of preference the school(s) you wish to apply to. Download and complete the application form and bring/send the application and a copy of your child’s birth certificate directly to the new school for consideration.  The school will advise you of the outcome of your application.

If your preferred school does not have a place available you will be advised in writing. If you have listed more than one school on your application form and the first preference school does not have a place available the application form will be returned to you.

My child has been offered a place – How do I accept/refuse?

Please contact the school directly to confirm you wish to accept the place offered. School contact details can be found using our Search Schools facility.

To refuse your child’s place please contact the school directly.  This should be done preferably by email to the school, with a copy to primaryadmissions@eani.org.uk as soon as possible.

School contact details can be found using our Search Schools facility. Also, see advice below for ‘changing to another school’.

You want to apply to a Preparatory School or to an Independent School for a place for your child.

For information on Preparatory Schools and Independent Schools please contact the school directly. Contact details for Preparatory Schools are accessible via our Search Schools facility.

If you have been offered a place in another school and wish to decline it, please formally withdraw your application. This should be done either by letter or email to the school.

What if my child has been offered a primary one place but I want to change to another school?

  1. Consult the list of primary schools which may have places available at the close of the admissions procedure, this document is published on our Placement Notification webpage. www.eani.org.uk/admissions
     
  2. Study the school’s admission criteria, which can be accessed via our Search Schools facility.
     
  3. Download the Primary One application form which can be accessed on the EA website www.eani.org.uk/admissions.  Forward the application and a copy of your child’s birth certificate directly to the new school for consideration.  The school will advise you of the outcome of your application.
     
  4. Only after you are offered a place in writing you should advise the school that originally offered your child a place that you are formally withdrawing your application. This should be done preferably by email to the school, with a copy to primaryadmissions@eani.org.uk as soon as possible.

How can I change to a school that does not have places available?

Identify those schools that you wish to consider your child’s application. Study the school’s admission criteria and their waiting list policy, which can be accessed via our Search Schools facility.

If you want to change to a school that does not have places available, then you should contact the school directly, to request that your child’s name is placed on a waiting list for a place. 

If you have already applied to the school during the admissions procedure, you do not need to complete a new application form but you may wish to confirm whether your son/daughter’s name has been placed automatically on a waiting list.  Please note that some schools do not operate a waiting list.

I wish to defer my child from starting P1 in Sept 22

Who is eligible?

Children born on or between 1 April 2018 and 1 July 2018.  Any child who was born before 1 April 2018 but who was due to be born on or after 1 April 2018 if born at term.

How do I apply to defer?

If your child has been offered a place for P1 for September 2022, and you now wish to defer your child from starting P1, please contact the Primary School where the place has been offered by email with a copy to primaryadmissions@eani.org.uk stating your wish to refuse the place.

NB: A deferral cannot be processed until you have refused the P1 place offered.

Where can I get more information on Deferring?

Information on how to defer, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Application Form is available on the EA Website. Contact the Primary Admissions Office by Email/Helpdesk number if you have any further queries

primaryadmissions@eani.org.uk  Helpdesk 028 9598 5595

How do I apply for Home to School Transport?

For those parents that wish to apply for home to school transport assistance, information on eligibility for transport assistance and how to apply online can be found within our Home to School Transport section.

Where can I get further help?

Primary Admissions Helpdesk:     
E-mail: primaryadmissions@eani.org.uk
Telephone:  028 9598 5595       
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

For Information

For a small number of schools or playgroups the offer of a place may be conditional on a parent/guardian providing the school or playgroup with verifying information in line with their published admissions criteria and that any school or playgroup in this position, will be in touch with parent(s)/guardian(s) when they are able to do so.

Last updated: 24/05/2022