Getting a primary school place

Children go to primary school when they’re aged between four and 11 years old. You apply online for your child’s first year place at primary school. The deadline for applying for a primary school place is 30 January 2020.

Applications for primary school places

Applications for primary school places received by the 30 January 2020 closing date are considered first. 

All applications received by the deadline are considered as 'punctual'. Places are not awarded on a first come first served basis.

Late applications

Late applications received by the deadline of 7 February 2020 will be considered after applications that were received by the closing date. They will not be considered until May 2020.

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Decision letters for school places

Parents will receive decision letters from schools about their school places on Wednesday 29 April 2020.

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’ll  write to you by 929 April 2020. If you don't received a letter 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 13 May 2020.

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