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Holywood Nursery School, Holywood, Co Down

Admissions Year 2024/25

If your child is starting pre-school or primary school in September 2024, you can apply online between 12.00 noon on Tuesday 9 January 2024 and 12.00 noon on Friday 26 January 2024. 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 -

Admissions criteria, parental guides and instructional videos are published on the Admissions area of the EA website.



Tuesday 12 December 2023

Admissions criteria for Pre-schools published on the EA website.

Tuesday 9 January 2024 – at 12 noon

EA Connect opens for online applications for pre-school, submitting verification/supporting documents.

Friday 26 January 2024 – at 12 noon

EA Connect closes for online punctual applications for pre-school.

Wednesday 31 January 2024 – by 4pm

Deadline for submitting verification/supporting documents via EA Connect. Final date for late applications.

Thursday 25 April 2024

Notification of (Stage 1) outcome for Target Age application via email where one is held or by letter.

Tuesday 11 June 2024

Notification of (Stage 2) outcome (includes Underage application) via email where one is held or by letter.