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Academy Primary School 194 Listooder Road Saintfield Ballynahinch


Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Academy Primary and Nursery School. We are always happy to speak to prospective parents (Contact Us).

Admissions September 2024

Parents apply for Nursery and P1 places via the Education Authority online application system.

You should check the Education Authority website on how to apply for a place, key dates in the admissions procedure and preschool providers’ admissions criteria for September 2024 admissions.

EA Admissions Helpdesk can be contacted by phoning 028 9598 5595 Mon to Fri (9am - 5pm)

You can also contact the EA Admissions Helpdesk at the following email addresses below :


Below are the important dates in the application process. The 2024 Quick Start Guides will be published as soon as they are available from the Education Authority.

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Admissions criteria for Primary schools published on the EA website.

Tuesday 09 January 2024 - 12 noon

EA Connect portal opens for online applications for Reception and Primary 1.

Friday 26 January 2024 - 12 noon

EA Connect portal closed for online applications for Reception and Primary 1.

Wednesday 31 January 2024 – 4pm

Deadline for submitting verification/supporting documents via EA Connect. Final date for Late paper applications.

Thursday 25 April 2024

Notification of outcome of application.

Quick Step Guide for P1