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School Admissions - September 2021

Information on school admissions for September 2021.  

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Friday, August 27, 2021 - 13:19

Admissions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions on school admissions.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 10:11

Admissions Helpdesk

If additional information is required or any difficulty is experienced, parents can contact the Admissions Helpdesk.


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Monday, June 14, 2021 - 08:59

Stage One of the Pre-School admissions process and the Primary admissions process concluded on Thursday 26 April 2018.



Information on the procedures for pre-school/school admissions in the school year 2021/2022.

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Friday, July 16, 2021 - 10:49

Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Stage 2 of the Pre-School Admissions procedure concluded on the 11 June 2019.

Following the closure of Stage 1 on 9 May 2019, and now Stage 2 on 11 June 2019, a total of 22,805 (97.30%) target age children have been placed in a pre-school setting with 85.35% being offered a place at their first preference for September 2019.


Admissions Guides

Information on the admissions process for pre-school, primary, post-primary, 14+ and transferring between schools.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:55
Admission to Senior High Schools (Age 14+)

Digital Admissions November 2020

Equality Screenings

EA Digital Admissions Online Resource Hub

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

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Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:38

Parents will receive letters today (Friday 10 May) informing them of which Primary school or Pre-school their child has been placed. 

Parents who were unsuccessful in obtaining a primary one place for their child will receive notification from the Education Authority (EA) advising how they can nominate further preferences.


Policy on Publishing Admissions Information

Equality Screenings

The post primary admissions process concluded on 18 May 2018 with a total of 22,371 (98.62%) children placed in a school. 86.35% of children have been offered a place at their first preference school, while 1.38% are as yet unplaced.


The Education Authority’s Admissions, Digital Transformation and ICT Teams have been named as a finalist in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2020, which celebrate the best in UK digital transformation.


Applying for a School Place

Information on the procedures for pre-school, primary and post primary school admissions in the school year 2021/2022.

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Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:44

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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Stage 2 of the pre-school admissions process ended on 8 June 2018. At this date 22,566 (98.05%) pre-school age children with 87.48% being offered a place at first preference.  589 younger children were successfully placed.

Parents who have not obtained a funded pre-school place for their child at the end of the stage 2 of the process can view a list of pre-school providers that may have funded places available.


Post-Primary Admissions

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Parent videos

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.