Applications for primary school places
Applications for primary school places submitted by 29 January 2021 are considered first.
All applications submitted by the deadline are considered as ‘punctual’. Places are not awarded on a first come first served basis.
The online application procedure for primary one admissions will be available on the Education Authority website.
Help and access to online applications
Digital Assistance will be available in January. You will be able to find out more on the Education Authority website.
More information is available on the Education Authority website.
When will I know the outcome of my Primary One application
Parents will receive notification of the outcome of P1 applications via the online portal on Wednesday 28 April 2021. Parents/guardians who had applied online in January 2021 can log in and obtain information relating to their child’s primary one application.
Schools may choose to let parents know by letter for receipt on 28 April 2021.
When a child isn’t offered a place
If you applied on time but your child isn’t offered a place, the Education Authority will ask you to choose a new preference from schools that still have places available. They will let you know you on 28 April 2021. If you don’t receive notification about your child’s placement you should contact the Admissions Helpdesk.
Closing date for appealing a decision
If you want to appeal a decision about your child’s application for a school place, you need to tell the Education Authority by 4.00 pm on Wednesday 12 May 2021.
More useful links
- School admissions criteria
- School terms and school closures
- School uniform and uniform grants
- Give your child a helping hand