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Whether your child is starting pre-school, primary or post-primary, our admissions tool will help you find out what you need to know about getting a place at school.
Here are some frequently asked questions about school meals.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
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.
EA is responsible for ensuring that safeguarding responsibilities placed upon us and other parties are met in respect of children who are involved in entertainment and employment in Northern Ireland.
Education is compulsory for all children who have reached the age of 4 on or before 1 July.
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.
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.
Pre-school education is not compulsory but it helps prepare your child for primary school by providing a rich variety of challenging play-based learning activities and other experiences in a stimulating environment.
You can find additional support material for the new pre-school and primary school admission process here.
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.
We help with all aspects of your child's journey through education from admission to pre-school, getting transport to school, changing schools, to moving through primary and post-primary. We are also here to help with newcomer issues, special educational needs and provide support whenever you or your child needs it.
If you have any questions regarding school food, or would like to discuss it further, please contact us.
What does Socially Disadvantaged mean?
Socially disadvantaged applies to a child whose parent is in receipt of any of the following benefits -
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- An award of Income Support which has been converted into an Employment and Support Allowance and the level of benefit remains the same
- Universal Credit.
Legislation requires Pre-School providers to give priority to children in their final pre-school year who are from socially disadvantaged circumstances.
Governors have a wide range of managerial responsibilities and play a central role in the planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of school life.
The Schools of Sanctuary programme is an award scheme being piloted in the Urban Villages areas of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry with support from the Northern Ireland Executive’s Urban Villages Initiative, the Belfast City of Sanctuary Group and the Intercultural Education Service (IES).
If your child is starting pre-school or primary school in September 2019, <