The EA recognises the need to provide Assisted Digital Support for some parents/guardians who want to apply online for a pre-school or primary place.

Some Parents/guardians may need assisted digital support, if they lack:

  • trust in the service or the internet
  • confidence to use an online service themselves
  • access to the internet
  • digital skills
  • motivation to overcome these barriers on their own


To help parents/guardians overcome these barriers the EA is hosting a number of Digital Admission Clinics.  These clinics are being targeted at areas where there is a high number of newcomer families, high levels of social disadvantage and localities with poor access to broadband.


The clinics will operate on a drop in basis and will parents will be assisted in making their online application for a pre-school or primary place. Depending on their wishes/skills this could range from creation of an email address to submission of an application.  In addition varying levels of translation services can be accessed at the clinics.


A number of clinics have already been arranged. Details of these are available at www.eani.org.uk/admissions


Please note that this schedule will be updated as further clinics are arranged.


Parents can also telephone the Admissions Helpdesk Tel 028 9598 5595. The Helpdesk is open from 8am - 8pm (Monday – Thursday) and 8am - 5pm (Friday) until 31 January 2019.


The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019.