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Applying for Primary 1 for the 2019/2020 school year?

5th Nov 2018

The way in which parents apply for Primary 1 places is changing.

The Education Authority (EA) plan to introduce online applications for admissions to pre-school (Nursery) and Primary Schools for children starting in September 2019.

There will be a portal for parents to apply online for a place and it will include the listing of preferences of schools.
Parents will have the opportunity to amend their submitted application until the closing date. This replaces the current paper based application form.

For admission to the forthcoming academic year, parents will continue to provide their child’s birth certificate and other verifying documents stipulated in admission criteria directly to their first preference provider/school.
The Go Live date for the new digital admissions is Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 10.00am. The closing time and date for punctual applications will be 12.00 midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019. DON'T WORRY - WE WILL BE ON HAND TO HELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!

The EA is ALSO planning to provide Assisted Digital Support for parents and users of the new system. This will be in the form of a new telephone service, enhanced website content and a number of face-to-face drop-in clinics held in EA offices and other locations during January 2019. Details of the planned digital assistance will be provided in due course.

You should check this website and EA Belfast website from the end of November 2018 onwards for updates on how to apply for a place, key dates in the admissions procedure and schools’ admissions criteria for September 2019/2020 school year.