Given the uncertainty of the current situation, EA has made arrangements to prepare and issue notification of placement letters for P1 and Pre-School Stage 1 to parents for receipt on 29 April 2020. The letter will outline the application outcome, provide information on the appeals process and link to the EA website for more information.
As it is possible that due to Covid-19 that some post may take longer to deliver than usual, the Citizen Portal will be opened on Wednesday 29 April and parents / guardians who had applied online can log in to view their child’s pre-school (target age Stage 1) and primary 1 placements. Guidance on how to log in and access placement offers will be accessible on the EA website.
Reference will also be included in the letter to the following:-
*Acceptance or non-acceptance of an offer of a place can be emailed to the school or playgroup and where not accepting the offer, to copy the email to the relevant EA Admissions office; and
*For a small number of schools / playgroups the offer of a place may be conditional on a parent/guardian providing you with verifying information in line with the published admissions criteria and that the respective school or playgroup will contact the parent/guardian accordingly.
The letter from EA will not include information about start dates, induction meetings etc. This will be communicated directly by the pre-school/school at a later date when they are able to do so.
To summarise parents will receive a letter directly from EA, offering them their Pre-school/P1 place for September. We hope this information from EA helps provide clarity for parents.