Contact us:                Principal: Mrs Joanne Dunne BEd (Hons) 
                Newtownards Nursery School,
                2c Portaferry Road
                Newtownards, BT23 8NN            Tel/Fax: 028 9181 5098            Email:

A 'VERY GOOD' School - ETI 2014

Enrolment to P1 September 2018

All children presently attending our nursery will be the correct age for admission to P1 in September 2018.  Parents are now advised to attend school open days and decide on their preferences for P1.  More information can be received from individual Primary Schools, however to aid your decisions below you will find links to the P1 enrolment booklet and application form, both published by the EA.  Closing date for applications in 12 noon on Wednesday 10th January 2017.


The application process for admission in September 2018 will begin in December 2017.  Application packs will be available from the school and on the school website from Thursday 30th November.  Applications must be submitted by the closing date Wednesday 10th January, no later than 12 noon.

If your child was born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 they will be entitled to a pre-school place in September 2018.  Below you will find our admissions criteria for September 2018.  Please contact the school in early December to collect an application pack.  Alternativly application packs will be available during our Open Day and electronically through the links on this page.

The school is having an Open Day for prospective parents, on Saturday 9th December 10am to 12pm, to visit the school, collect application packs and speak to staff, who will all be available to show you round our fantastic school, answer questions and support you with your application.

When submitting an application please read all parts of our criteria carefully.  Parents MUST write on the form, or on additional paper attached to the form, any information that will support their application such as names and dates of attendance of siblings or whether you child is an oldest or only child.  In order to verify applications parents must also provide the school with your child's birth certificate and 2 proofs of address (for parents making the application), these will be copied and originals returned to you.  Applications WILL NOT be accepted without all accompanying documentation.

​Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 10th January 2018 - applications received after this will be marked as late.