Admissions September 2021
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If your child is starting pre-school or primary school in September 2020, you can apply online between Thursday 7 January 2021 and 12.00 noon on Friday 29th January 2021. Further information is available on the EA website under the Admissions section at - https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions
EA admission procedure
The online application process for children wishing to enter Nursery or P1 in September 2021 opens on 7.1.2021.
Please go to the Education Authority website www.eani.org.uk/admissions to apply.
Benefit verification is required when a child's parent is in receipt of any of the following benefits listed below.
How can I get my benefit verified if I am claiming socially disadvantaged circumstances?
When you apply online for a pre-school place in January 2021, within the Citizen Portal you will be asked if you are claiming socially disadvantaged circumstances and which of the benefits you are in receipt of as listed.
If you are in receipt of Universal Credit (UC) thenafter you submit your online pre-school application form during January you will receive an email to guide you how to upload your current UC online statement showing you are in receipt of UC.
If you are in receipt of Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or an award of Income Support which has been converted into ESA and the level of benefit remains the same the Department for Communities (DfC) and the Education Authority (EA) have put in place arrangements for verifying your benefit during the unprecedented COVID-19 situation. After you submit your online pre-school application form in Januaryyou will then receive an email communication to guide you to complete a benefit verification form which will be available at that time on this webpage. The EA will contact your first preference pre-school when DfC provide verification. We will ONLY contact you if DfC are unable to verify your
Access the benefit verification form here. This needs to be downloaded, filled in and taken to the social security office to be stamped. This may not be an option this year
Applications must be submitted by 29.1.2021
Documentation which supports your child's application is listed below and needs to be returned to your first choice provider by 5.2.2021.
- pupil information form
- child's birth certificate
- stamped benefit verification form
- verification letter confirming your child's eldest status