Starting School in September 2019
29th January 2019
The Education Authority has moved to on-line admissions for children starting school in September.
Please find below some guidance from the Education Authority on how to make an on-line application for your child. An animation explaining the new process can be accessed at: https://www.eani.org.uk/school-management/ea-digital-admissions-online-resource-hub/videos-and-presentations
There may be some difficulties with the move from paper applications to on-line application and we will be here to help you if there is. The Principal and Secretary will be available on Wednesday 16 January 2019 from 10 -11.30 a.m. on the Martinstown site to assist you with making your on-line application.
Making an Application On-Line
•The Parent Portal (portal) is available to make an online application for admission to primary school in September 2019.
•Portal will open on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
•Portal will close at midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019.
•Will be available 24/7 on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
•Portal contains brief instructions at top of each screen to guide you through the application.
Stage 1 : Online Registration Click on parent portal at www.eani.org.uk/admissions
•The following information is required:
•Your e-mail address
•Create a memorable password (must have minimum of 10 characters including upper and lowercase letters, numbers and a special character i.e. *!>.. etc.)
•Your name, address and telephone contact details
•Confirm your agreement to Data Protection
•At he end of the registration you will receive an email containing the link to take you to the Parent Portal login screen
•Log in with your registered e-mail address and password
Stage 2 : Adding your Child’s Details
•Before an application can be completed you must first enter your child’s details by clicking the ‘My Family’ button.
•Add child’s name and date of birth as per birth certificate –the DOB will determine if your child is pre-school or primary age.
•Add pre-school currently attended –if none select ‘None’ from the drop down menu.
•AShould the pre-school attended by your child not appear on the drop down list select ‘Pre-School not listed’.
•Add child’s address (must be address where child is resident).
•Complete parental/legal responsibility details.
•Click ‘add child’.
At the end of registering your child’s details, click on ‘Home’ to return to the Parent Portal to start an application
Stage 3 : Making your Application
Select ‘Apply for a School Place’ button to start the application. Your child’s name and date of birth will appear.
•Select ‘start new application’.
•Select Primary or Pre-school intake as appropriate.
•Confirm address details.
•Complete the responses to questions presented re social disadvantage (pre-school only) and eldest/only child.
•Search for school you wish to apply for by name or postcode. TIP–use part name i.e. ‘Killyclogher’ for St Mary’s, Killyclogher etc.
•Preference reasons –indicate if sibling currently attending (primary only).
•Detail any other preference reasons –ensure you detail how your child meets the admission criteria of each primary school you list as a preference.
•You will now see the primary school you have chosen to list as your 1st preference.
Stage 4 : Submitting your Application
•You can now preview the application form by selecting ‘Preview Application’. Please check that all your child’s details are accurate and that preferences are appearing in the correct order. You should also ensure that you have detailed how your child meets the admission criteria for each school you have applied to.
•Read carefully the Terms & Conditions and the Data Protection information.
•You can save your application by selecting ‘Return Later’, you will be directed back to the School Places page, and ‘Application started but not yet submitted’ will appear beside your child’s details.
•If you decide to return later remember that you must submit your application by 12.00 midnight on 31 January 2019.
• Having previewed your application if you are satisfied that all information is correct, tick the box in ‘Submit your Application’ and select ‘Submit Now’.
•An email will be sent to the email address you provided to confirm receipt of application and the pre-school/school(s) applied to in order of preference.
•If you do not receive this confirmation you should telephone the EA’s Admission Helpdesk –(028) 9598 5595.
What happens next? PLEASE ENSURE THAT you bring your child’s birth certificate and any other documents required by any school listed on your application to the first preference setting NO LATER THAN 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2019.
What happens next? A letter will be issued to you on Thursday 9 May 2019 (for receipt on Friday 10 May 2019 ) to advise you of the outcome of your application.