Is your child starting Primary School in September 2015?


The Western Education and Library Board’s School Admissions Office are reminding parents/guardians of the closing date, 12 noon on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, for receipt of official application forms by first Preference Primary Schools, for children commencing Primary 1 and Reception Classes in primary school education in September 2015.

Only one application form should be completed for those children starting primary school, listed in order of preference. Some primary schools are holding Open Days/Evenings for parents/guardians and children – see local press for details.

If you have not already contacted the Principal of your first preference Primary School regarding the admissions procedure, please do so now to request an application form and Admissions Booklet – ‘A Guide for Parents’. Please return the completed form and Birth Certificate to the first preference Primary School by the closing date as above, otherwise the application will be treated as a “late” application.

Application forms and Admissions booklets by District Council area can be obtained online by visiting the Board’s website,; select Admission to Schools on the homepage. Copies may also be obtained, on request, from the School Admissions Office at WELB Headquarters or from local Libraries.

If you require additional information please contact the School Admissions Office on (028) 8241 1458 / 1459, or for further assistance please contact a member of staff at WELB Headquarters, 1 Hospital Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0AW.