Hazelwood Integrated

Hazelwood Integrated

Primary and Nursery School

  1. Parents
  2. Admission Criteria

Admissions September 2022

There are no plans for a further Open Evening.  However please feel free to call the school 02890770421 or send an email hazelwoodips@gmail.com if you have any queries about the scvhool or the admission process.


If your child is starting pre-school or primary school in September 2022, you can apply online between Monday 10th January 2022 until 12.00 noon on Friday 28th January 2022. Further information is available on the EA website under the Admissions section at - https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions 

 The video below is for last year and we will update this as the new one becomes available.

EA admission procedure

The online application process for children wishing to enter Nursery or P1 in September 2022 opens on 10.1.2022. 

Please go to the Education Authority website www.eani.org.uk/admissions to apply.

Access the criteria for Hazelwood IPS  Nursery and P1

Please fill in a pupil information form (a criteria for applying to Hazelwood IPS).  This must be returned to school in person, by post or you may email it to hazelwoodips@gmail.com  

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 2022, 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) then after 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 January you 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 28.1.2022

Documentation which supports your child's application is listed below and needs to be returned to your first choice provider by 4.2.2022.

  • pupil information form
  • child's birth certificate
  • stamped benefit verification form
  • verification letter confirming your child's eldest status