Open Day Information
The application process for admission to Pre-School in September 2021 will commence soon.
Information on the procedure will be found in this section once the process commences.
In accordance with the Education Minister's directive and the wider public health situation, we will not be holding am Open Day this year. As a safe alternative, we have uploaded a video to give an overview of life at Ballymagee.
While we would love to welcome you into our school and let you experience first hand just what makes Ballymagee such a special place, we trust you will understand that our priority at this time is keeping children and staff safe.
PRE-SCHOOL ADMISSIONS TO BALLYMAGEE NURSERY 2021-22
The Department of Education has determined the total enrolment number for Ballymagee Nursery Unit to be one class of 26 children; part time provision from 9 - 11:30am daily.
Where we have more applications than places available, we apply our admissions criteria to determine allocation of place. Criteria are set by the Board of Governors and reviewed annually. They are available from the School and the Education Authority websites.
Occasionally, a place becomes available in the Nursery, outside of the Open Enrolment process, and parents who are interested in their child moving to Ballymagee Nursery should make contact through the school office, in the first instance, to check availability of space.
DIGITAL APPLICATIONS FOR CHILDREN STARTING NURSERY IN SEPTEMBER 2021
The Education Authority (EA) are continuing online applications for admission to Pre School for the September 2021 intake.
A portal for parents, to apply online for a place, will be used requiring parents to list preferences of schools. This replaces the previous paper based application form.
For the forthcoming academic year, parents will need to upload their child’s birth certificate to the Education Authority portal. Those applying under the 'socially disadvantaged criterion' will also need to submit their benefit verification. Some providers will also seek other verification documents at this stage in the process.
Information on the procedures for school admissions in September 2021 will be available on this website and the EA website from Friday 18 December 2020.