Primary school place allocation - how to appeal

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Over 5,000 children will start primary school in the North Eastern region in September.

An Education Authority spokesperson said: “Over 5200 notification letters were issued to parents of children in the North Eastern region, who will be starting Primary school in September.

“Out of those pupils, 97% received a place in their first preference school.

“99.9% of children have now secured a school place for September. Open Enrolment officers will continue to support and help parents in obtaining a place for the small number of children yet to be placed.

“If a parent feels that a school has not applied, or correctly applied, its criteria in refusing their child a place, they have a right of appeal to an Independent Tribunal.

“Any parent who wishes to appeal should write, by 4.00 pm on Wednesday 13 May 2015, to: The Clerk of the Appeal Tribunal, C/o Education Authority – North Eastern Region, County Hall, 182 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, BT42 1HN.”