Cookstown Primary School

'Educating today's children for tomorrow'

Coolnafranky Demesne, 20 Molesworth Street, County Tyrone, BT80 8PF

Tel: 028 8676 2622

Year 1 Admissions


9th February 2021

The Post-Primary application process will take place online this year, and will open at 12 noon on 1 March 2021 and will remain open until 4pm on 16 March 2021.
Please take the time to watch our information video to familiarise yourself with the process.


Online applications for Year 1 and pre-school close this Friday 29th January.

Dear Parent / Guardian,
If you have any younger children who will be requiring a pre school or primary school place in September 2021, the deadline for making an application via the Education Authority is TODAY at noon.
If you know of any other families with children who will be starting school this September, particularly those who may not have access to social media, could we ask that you let them know of the importance of making an application. The Education Authority has help desk emails and phone numbers should there be
any queries. These are listed below along with the link for making an online application.

Online Application:
Admissions Helpdesk: 028 9598 5595
Email: or

Webinar dates released for Year 1 admission.

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

 Pre-School and Primary School Admissions Update.

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 parents/admissions and click on “Search Schools and Admissions Criteria”.

It is important that you read the admis
sion 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.