School registration closing date nears

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Parents and guardians are reminded that the closing date for applications for admission to pre-school and primary schools is noon on Wednesday, January 11 2017.

A spokesperson for the Education Authority said: “Application forms should be submitted directly to your first preference school or provider. An application form and guidance notes are available on the Education Authority (EA) website at, or directly from the provider or school at which you are interested in obtaining a place.

“If you have a child transferring to Year 8 in September 2017, the completed transfer form must be with the Education Authority on or before Friday, February 10 2017. Your child’s primary school will provide you with guidance notes and a transfer form.”