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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit

New Admission Procedure 2020-21







The way in which parents apply for Pre-School places has changed. Online applications have been introduced for admission to Pre-School in the 2020/2021 school year. See the following timetable for Stage 1 applications.

  • Thursday 19th December 2019 the Education Authority will publish information on the following website about the pre-school admissions procedure and admissions criteria for schools and providers.


  •  Tuesday 7th January 2020 from 12noon Pre-school application procedure will be available on-line.


  • Thursday 30th January 2020 at 12.00noon on-line applications for Stage 1 will close. Birth certificates must be sent to school of first choice by this date and time. After this time any applications (correct age and under-age) received will be regarded as a 'late' application and must be submitted as paper-based.


  • Friday 7th February 2020 — on or before 12noon closing date for any supporting documents, i.e. proof of address or other relevant documents required as set out in the school's criteria, to be given to the school of first choice.


  • Wednesday 29th April 2020 You will receive a letter confirming a place for your child.