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Magherafelt Primary School, Magherafelt
P1 Admissions School will be open on Monday and Tuesday from 2-3pm. If you require assistance with your application, please call in or telephone the school office on 028 7963 2822.
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Year 1 Applications

If your child is starting primary school in September 2019, applications are to be made online. You can apply for their place online from Wednesday 2 January 2019 via the Education Authority Website.  

The closing date and time for primary one applications will be 12.00 midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019.

If you require assistance with completing your digital submission, we are happy to help.  We can arrange for you to come into school and use our facilities, with the assistance from school staff.   

Please contact the office if you require assistance. Tel:  02879632822




Admissions criteria to be used in the event of the school being oversubscribed. The criteria are listed in order of priority.

A child seeking admission must be of compulsory school age, i.e. have reached his/her fourth birthday on or before 1st July prior to admission in September.

In the event of the number of such children seeking admission being greater than the Admissions Number, priority of admission will be given in the following order:

  1. To a child whose brother or sister attends the school.
  2. To a child whose older sibling* living at the same residence previously attended Magherafelt Primary School (minimum 1 year attendance). Verification will be sought.
  3. To a child who has a parent or grandparent on the teaching, auxiliary or ancillary staff of the school.
  4. To a child who lives nearest to the school as decided by a straight line digital measurement using the postcode address of their normal residence to the postcode address of Magherafelt Primary School. Magherafelt Primary School will use the Northern Ireland portal for Geographical Information (GI) decision making tool, Spatial NI, to determine distances.

* Sibling includes brother/sister/half-brother/half-sister.