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About Us

EA is responsible for ensuring that efficient and effective primary and secondary education services are available to meet the needs of children and young people, and support for the provision of efficient and effective youth services.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 00:29

EA Digital Admissions Online Resource Hub

You can find additional support material for the new pre-school and primary school admission process here.

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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 11:00

School Portal Training Workshop - Recorded November 2018

A recording of Mairead Maguire (Project Lead Digital Admissions) speaking to staff from Primary Schools, Nurseries and Playgroups about the 'School Portal' for providers of Pre-school and Primary O

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Pre-School and Primary Admissions: The Parent Portal closed on Thursday 31 January 2019.

Post Primary Admissions: Completed Transfer Forms were due to be sent to the EA by Wednesday 6 February 2019. If you haven’t returned your child’s form please do so as soon as possible

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2018 -10-22 Digital Admissions Update

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Launch of TBUC Camps Programme 2018-19

The Executive Office, in partnership with the Education Authority, are inviting applications from groups who want to deliver a Camp under the T:BUC Camps Programme 2018/19. This is subject to funding being made available by TEO.

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Future Plans

The Digital Transformation Service will deliver an innovative and wide ranging transformation programme rethinking how our public services are better delivered and working collaboratively to transform how we do business.


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We have made significant improvements to our website in order to reduce the barriers experienced by people with disabilities.  

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Contact Us

Depending on your issue there are a number of ways to contact us.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding school food, or would like to discuss it further, please contact us.

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Screening Template 2018 Q3 - EA Digital Admissions

Equality Screenings

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.


Other ages

If you live in the 'Dickson Plan' area, are hoping to apply to Strandtown Primary School or are just looking to transfer schools then we have the information you need.

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Although pre-school isn't compulsory it has benefits. Our guide will help you understand more about the process and what to expect when applying for a place in pre-school for your child.


Freedom of Information

Under the Freedom of Information Act you have a right to request any recorded information held by a public authority.

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Special Educational Needs General Information

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.

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About the Education Welfare Service

Education provides young people with the opportunity to prepare for life. The Education Welfare Service (EWS) is a specialist education support service which seeks to help young people and their families get the best out of the education system.

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