Applications for Nursery & Primary 1

Applications for Nursery

If your child was born between 01/01/2013 and 28/02/2015 and you would like to apply for a Local Authority Nursery place you must visit the school of your choice and complete an application form.

*** Please note that if your child is currently attending local authority nursery and you would like to continue at the same nursery for their pre-school year, then you do not need to reapply.

Application forms will be available from any primary school with a nursery class.

Forms are available from 16th January and should be returned to school by 27th January 2017 when the allocation process begins.  Please take your child’s birth certificate and proof of address with you to the school.

You can still apply for places after the deadline – late application does not guarantee a nursery place in the first allocation.

Applications for Primary School

All children who reach the age of five on or before the start of the new school session in August 2017 should begin to attend primary school in August 2017. Children who reach the age of five after the start of the new school session in August 2017, but before the last day of February 2018 may also be enrolled for primary school in August 2017.

You should visit your zoned primary school from 11th January to 20th January 2017 to enrol your child. To enrol please take your child’s birth certificate and proof of your address to the school with you.

If you wish to apply for any other primary school other than your zoned primary school you need to submit a placing request.

Please remember that your child is only entitled to a Primary 1 place in your child’s zoned school. If your child attends nursery in a school that is not the child’s zoned school this does not entitle the child to a place in that school.