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Northern Ireland parents receive school confirmation letters - scramble for remaining places

By Rebecca Black

Almost 4% of children in Northern Ireland have not yet secured a placed a pre-school, while less than 1% are still waiting for a primary school place.

The Education Authority announced on Friday morning that following stage one of the pre-school admissions process, some 22,118 (96.72%) of children in Northern Ireland had been placed, with 87.83% being offered a place at their first preference institution. 

The second stage of the pre-school process to find places for the remaining children starts today, and is set to end on June 8.

Meanwhile the primary school admission process has seen to date, a total of 23,571 (99.47%) children placed, with 97.19% being offered a place at their first preference institution.

Parents who were unsuccessful in obtaining a pre-school place at the end of stage one or a primary one place for their child have received notification from the Education Authority (EA) advising that they can nominate further preferences.

A list of providers/schools that may have places available can be found on the EA website at www.eani.org.uk/admissions, along with information for parents on the next stage of the application process. 

Are you still searching for a place for your child? Contact newseditor@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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