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Steelstown Primary School, Derry

Digital Admissions

Admission Open Date: 1st March 2021 at 12 noon


Admission Close Date: 16th March 2021 at 4pm


Notification of Placement: Sat 19th June parents are notified of Post Primary School for September. 




Key Dates


2 February 2021

Admissions criteria published for post-primary schools

1 March 2021

Post-primary applications open at 12 noon for parents to make an application for their child

16 March 2021

Post-primary applications closes at 4pm

March – June 2021

Post-primary schools consider applications and apply their admissions criteria to select applicants.  EA moves those applications that have not  been selected to their next preference school for consideration, through a clearing-house system, until applicants have either been selected by a school or parental preferences exhausted.

19 June 2021     

Parents access the outcome of their child’s application via the online portal

St Brigid's College

St Brigids College

Glengalliagh Road
BT48 8DU 

(028) 7135 1002  

Virtual Open Night: Thursday 21st January 7.00pm


St Brigid’s College Admission Criteria:

St Brigid’s College Prospectus:



St Joseph's Boys School

St Joseph's Boys' School


Creggan Estate


Northern Ireland

BT48 9NX


028 7126 2923 / 028 7126 2333


​Virtual Open Day: Thursday 14th January 2021 7pm


St Joseph’s Boys School Admission Criteria:

St Joseph’s Boys School Prospectus:


St Mary's College Derry

St Marys College

Admission Criteria: 

35 Northland Road
Northern Ireland
BT48 0AN.

T:(028) 7136 215

Our Virtual Open Day: Sat 6th Feb

St Mary’s College Admission Criteria:



St Cecilia's College

St. Cecilia's College

Bligh's Lane
Northern Ireland
BT48 9PJ


T: 028 7128 1800

F: 028 7128 1802


Virtual Open Day: Available on the school website


Do you have a child with Special Education Needs. Please read the Open Day Letter from Dermot O'Kane Learning Support Co-Ordinator:


St Cecilia’s College Admission Criteria:

St Cecilia’s College Prospectus:


Thornhill College

Thornhill College

Culmore Road,
Derry, BT48 8JF

T: 028 71355800
F: 028 71353311

Virtual Open Day: Videos available on the school website


Thornhill College Admission Criteria:

Thornhill College Prospectus:


Oakgrove Integrated College

Oakgrove Integrated College


Gransha Park

BT47 6TG
N. Ireland


Tel: 028 71 860443

Fax: 028 71 860536


Virtual Open Day: Videos available on the school social media 


Oakgrove Integrated College Admission Criteria:

Oakgrove Integrated College Prospectus:


Lumen Christi College

Foyle College

Foyle College  

67 Limavady Road  


BT47 6LR  

Tel: 02871269321

Virtual Open Evening: Now available on the website


Foyle College Admission Criteria:

Foyle College Prospectus:


St Columb's College

St. Columb's College

Buncrana Road


BT48 8NH

028 71 285 000

Prospective parents and pupils are invited to ask us anything about College life via this email address:


St Columb’s College Admission Criteria:



St Patrick's and St Brigid's College Claudy

St. Patrick's & St. Brigid's College

55 Main Street


Co. Derry

BT47 4HR

+44 (0) 2871 338 317

Virtual Open Day: Videos available on the school Facebook page.


St Patricks and St Brigid’s College Admission Criteria:



EANI Post Primary Admissions

If your child was born between 2 July 2009 and 1 July 2010, they will be due to start post-primary school in September 2021.

This year you will be able to make an application online between 12 noon on Monday 1 March 2021 and 4pm on Tuesday 16 March 2021.

The admissions criteria for post primary schools will be available on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

Further information and guidance on applying for a post primary place will be available on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

Admissions Contact Details

Admissions Helpdesk

If additional information is required or any difficulty is experienced, parents can contact the admissions helpdesk via the email addresses below:

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm