Year 1 Admissions
Guidance on Pre-school and Primary School admissions.
Is your child due to start pre-school or primary school in September 2021? The admissions process for pre-school and primary school opens at 12 noon Thursday 7 January 2021, and closes 12 noon 29 January 2021.
To assist your application please take a minute to watch this guidance video.
It is also important you read the admissions criteria of the school/s you are considering and/or applying to. Schools criteria and subtitled versions of this video in additional languages including sign language can be accessed on EA website https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions
If your child is due to start pre-school or primary one in September 2021, admissions guidance and the published admissions criteria for pre-schools and primary schools are available online on our website. Visit https://www.eani.org.uk/
It is important that you read the admission criteria for any pre-school or primary school that you may be hoping to send your child to. Please note:
• The online portal for applications opened on 7 January at 12.00 noon and will close on 29 January at 12.00 noon.
• The admissions process does NOT operate on a first come first served basis. Pre-schools and primary schools WILL NOT begin to consider applications until after the portal closes on 29 January at 12.00 noon.
The most important things to do now:
• Read the admissions criteria for the pre-schools or primary schools that you may want to send your child to.
• Familiarise yourself with any documentation that a pre-school or primary school may need you to provide. Any documentation that you may need to upload during the application process will be mentioned in the admissions criteria of the pre-schools or primary schools you will be considering.
All pre-schools and primary schools will require a copy of your child’s birth certificate to be uploaded during the online application process so please make sure you have a birth certificate in your possession.
We will be providing more updates on social media prior to the opening of the citizen portal and online application process.