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Admission to P1 at Kilross
If your child is starting primary school in September 2021,
you can apply online between
noon on Thursday 7 January 2021
and noon on Friday 29 January 2021
Please note that places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis and applications will only be considered after the closing date. Further information is available on the EA website under the Admissions section at – https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions
Kilross Open Afternoon 2021
Due to Covid Restrictions, Kilross will be offering an appointment system for a tour of the school for any new pupil and their parents on:
Monday 11th January 2021 from 3-6pm
To book an appointment slot,
please phone or email the school on:
028 796 28043
What does compulsory school age mean?
All children who are four years old on or before the 1st July must begin their primary education from the beginning of the school year following their 4th birthday.
Do I have to complete an application?
Yes, if your child is compulsory school age then you need to complete an application. This application is completed online via the Admissions Tab on
the Education Authority Website.
What is the admissions criteria?
The Board of Governors is responsible for determining and applying the admissions criteria. Please click here to read the admission criteria at Kilross.
Children with Special Educational Needs
If your child is undergoing statutory assessment you still need to apply for a Primary 1 place. This will ensure your child secures a place in the event that the statutory process determines that your child does not require a statement. If/when your child's statement is put in place, the application you submit will become null and void.
Child with Statement of Special Educational Needs
If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs then the arrangements detailed here do not apply. You should contact the Education Authority’s Special Education Section for advice regarding the process of applying for a Primary 1 place for your child.
Living outside Northern Ireland at time of application
You can still make an application for a primary place. However, priority is given to children residing in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission.
If you are moving to Northern Ireland, when completing the application, you must use the address you are residing at the time of the completion of your application. Boards of Governors can only use a new address once your child is residing at the new address. You should notify the EA in writing when you have moved and you will need to provide verification of your move.
Where can I get further help?
Admissions Help Desk: Telephone 028 9598 5595