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The Education Authority (EA) is responsible for assessing eligibility for transport assistance in line with the Department of Education (DE) criteria.
The GRtL project seeks to support pre-school education providers with DE-funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement in children’s early learning.
Fancy beating the traffic, saving petrol money and not worrying about parking when you travel to work? Then check out the Cycle2work scheme.
EA supports the Department for Infrastructure’s ‘Be Safe Be Seen’ campaign throughout the school year and would urge parents/guardians to remind children and young people to wear reflective clothing to help motorists see pupils from a distance especially during dark mornings and evenings.
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.
The Education Authority has a statutory responsibility for the provision of transport assistance to facilitate attendance at a grant-aided school of pupils for whom fees are not paid and who are resident in Northern Ireland. This guide aims to help you navigate the transport application process.
Here are some frequently asked questions about school meals.
A series of online programmes will be available to help support staff, schools, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
This page provides useful resources on support available for parents and families.
In the majority of cases, the legislation covers areas other than special educational needs. Only the relevant parts for Special Educational Needs are mentioned for ease of reference. The legislation is provided most recent first.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
The Traveller Education Support Services is here to help Traveller pupils and parents to access education and to provide practical advice and support to schools which have Traveller children attending.
The Education Library Service supports the DE vision ‘to enable each young person to achieve his/her potential’ and the aim of the Northern Ireland Curriculum ‘to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives’.
The Authority is running a pilot scheme which allows parents to make applications for Transport assistance online for students attending SWC Dungannon and SWC Cookstown.
Online Application for Home to School Transport
The consultation in respect of the Online Application for Home to School Transport has now closed. The EA would like to thank everyone who responded to this consultation exercise.