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St Josephs Primary School, Slate Street, Belfast
Clocks go forward on Mother's Day Sun 31st March | Easter holidays - school closes 12noon Thurs 18th April, reopens Mon 29th | Please ensure children are in school for 8.45am; A 9.15am start is 2.5hrs missed schooling a week. Breakfast club open daily from 8.10am
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New online system for applying to P1 -

1st Jan 2019

See step by step guidance notes to take you through

Before making an application on the EANI School Admissions Parent Portal, all registration stages must be completed.
1 Register your details including a valid e-mail address and password, login using the e-mailed link
2 Add details of the child/children for whom you wish to make an application for in ‘My Family’
3 Make application via ‘Apply for a school place’ button
4 Submitting your application
5 Changing your application

Step 1 : Online Registration Having considered which school(s) or preschool(s) you wish to apply to click on parent portal at: www.eani.org.uk/admissions
The following information is required: • Your e-mail address • Create a memorable password (must have minimum of 10 characters including upper and lowercase letters, numbers and a special character (i.e) *!>&… etc.) • Your name, address and telephone contact details • Confirm your agreement to Data Protection

What happens next -

At the end of the registration you will receive an email containing the link to take you to the Parent Portal login screen • Log in with your registered e-mail address and password.

Step 2 : Adding your child’s details

Before an application can be completed you must first enter your child’s details by clicking the ‘My Family’ button. • Add child’s name and date of birth as per birth certificate – the DOB will determine if your child is pre-school or primary age • Add pre-school currently attended – if none select ‘None’ from the drop down menu – this will be the option if you are applying for an underage pre-school place Should the pre-school attended by your child not appear on the drop down list select ‘Pre-School not listed’ • Add child’s address (must be address where child is resident) • Complete parental/legal responsibility details • Click ‘add child’

What happens next?

At the end of registering your child’s details, click on ‘Home’ to return to the Parent Portal to start an application

Step 3 : Making your Application Select ‘Apply for a School Place’ button to start the application. Your child’s name and date of birth will appear • Select ‘start new application’ • Select Primary or Pre-school intake as appropriate • Confirm address details • Search for school you wish to apply for by name or postcode. TIP – use part name i.e

St Joseph's Slate Street, BT12 4LD etc. • The order of preference may affect eligibility for transport assistance – you can check if your child is eligible for transport assistance (not applicable to pre-school) at:- www.eani.org.uk/financial -help/home-to-schooltransport/check-eligibility-apply-now 

Step 3 : Making your Application (Continued)
Reasons for Preference
• Detail any preference reasons – ensure you detail how your child meets the admission criteria of each pre-school or primary school you list as a preference E.G lives in parish, sibling/family currently attending
• You will now see the primary school you have chosen to list as your 1st preference
• You can add further preferences following the same steps as before and you can change the order of your preferences. REMEMBER – it is recommended that you list at least four preferences to maximise your child’s chances of being offered a place.

What happens next

You have now completed your application ready for submission

Step 4 : Submitting your Application

You can now preview the application form by selecting ‘Preview Application’. Please check that all your child’s details are accurate and that preferences are appearing in the correct order. You should also ensure that you have detailed how your child meets the admission criteria for each pre-school/primary school you have applied to
• Read carefully the Terms & Conditions and the Data Protection information
• You can save your application by selecting ‘Return Later’, you will be directed back to the School Places page, and ‘Application started but not yet submitted’ will appear beside your child’s details
If you decide to return later remember that you must submit your application by 12.00 midnight on 31 January 2019