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Admissions

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.

Basic page
01/11/2018

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.

Basic page
01/11/2018

What we do

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.

Basic page
01/11/2018

Post-primary admissions process will apply to your child unless they have a statement of special educaitonal needs, they are applying to the prep department in a grammar school or they are applying to an independent school

Guide
30/10/2018

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.

Guide
01/11/2018

Management types

Schools in Northern Ireland are categorised according to their management type.

Basic page
30/10/2018
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Transfer between schools
31/10/2018

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.

Article
09/10/2018

In the Two-Tier System (sometimes known as the Dickson Plan) the majority of pupils attending Controlled Junior High Schools transfer at the end of Key Stage 3 / Year 10 to Controlled Senior High Schools or other post primary schools to complete their compulsory education in Key Stage 4.

Guide
27/10/2018

Admissions Guides

Landing page for admission guides

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Section
Post-Primary Schools Admission Guide
06/11/2018

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

Article
09/10/2018
Section
Primary Schools Admission Guide
01/11/2018
Section
Primary Schools Admission Guide
24/10/2018

Celebrating schools

This section of our website is dedicated to highlighting school and pupil successes though awards and achievements as well as showcasing anything new and interesting that schools would like to share.

Basic page
12/11/2018

Safe School Transport

EA reminds parents and pupils of Road Safety NI’s message ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ by drivers when travelling to and from schools and colleges during the winter months.

Basic page
25/10/2018

Why become a School Governor?

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.

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19/10/2018

School Development Planning

The School Development Plan (SDP) is a strategic plan for improvement.

Basic page
24/10/2018

School Closures

NiDirect lists school closures due to severe weather or other unexpected events in Northern Ireland.  

Basic page
29/10/2018

2018 - Schools Stocktake

Undertaking a stocktake will increase the spending power of your school in the first year in which you count your stock and will ensure that you are not charged for those items of stock which have not been fully used up.

Basic page
05/10/2018