Ukrainian nationals: education and childcare
Every child aged between four and 16 is entitled to a school place. Children who have arrived in Northern Ireland from Ukraine have the same right to schooling as any other child.
Applications should be made directly to individual schools. You should submit application form (AP1) directly to your preferred school(s). This form is available from the Education Authority (EA) website at: Applying for a School Place
To identify local schools, visit: Search Schools
Additional advice is available on the EA admissions helpdesk on 028 9598 5595. This is open Monday to Thursday, 8am-6pm and Friday 8am-5pm.
If the school has capacity, it should offer your child a place within 11 working days of receiving the application. Where a school declines admission, an application should be made to an alternative school.
There may be a right of appeal in respect of any refusal and an admissions complaint form can be submitted to the Department of Education at: Admissions complaints to DE - Post-Years 1 and 8
Sources of advice for schools
- the Intercultural Education Service (IES) outlines what support is available for schools: Intercultural Education Service (IES)
- information for asylum seekers and refugees can be found at: Asylum Seeker and Refugee Support Team