Pupils getting school transfer letters

22 May 2015

Every P7 pupil will find out by letter on Saturday 23 May which post-primary school they will transfer to in September. For the majority, this will be their first choice school. The letters, sent out by the Education Authority, will also provide parents with information on how to appeal an unsuccessful application.

If the letter doesn’t arrive

If parents have not received a placement letter by 3.00 pm on Saturday 23 May, they may wish to contact the relevant region of the Education Authority on the numbers below between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm.

Staff will be available to confirm placement details only.

  • Belfast region: 028 9056 4080

Any other transfer-related queries should be withheld until Education Authority offices reopen on Tuesday 26 May.

Lodging an appeal

Parents who believe their child’s application to a particular school was unfairly rejected will be able to lodge an appeal with an Independent Admissions Appeals Tribunal.

These tribunals have the power to overturn a school’s rejection of an application where that rejection was based on the incorrect application of admissions criteria.

The letter will also explain how to apply to the Exceptional Circumstances Body, where parents consider there to be compelling reasons that require their child to attend a specific school.

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Source: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/news-may15-pupils-getting-school-transfer-letters