Pre School Education

St Joseph’s Primary School Nursery Unit will provide Pre School Education for Children born between 2 July 2011 and 1 July 2012. The Application process takes place in January of the year your child is to commence Pre School Education – Forms and Information Booklets can be obtained by contacting the school directly.

Primary School Education

Any child whose 4th birthday falls on or before 1 July 2015 will have reached compulsory school age in September 2015 and must commence primary education.

Application forms can be obtained from Primary schools in the JANUARY OF THE YEAR YOUR CHILD STARTS SCHOOL. The closing date for applications this year is 19 January 2015.

Useful Contacts

Daisy Hill Hospital 028 3083 5000

Bessbrook Library  028 3083 0424

Newry Swimming Pool  028 3031 3190

Newry & Mourne Museum Bagnal’s Castle  028 3031 3182



Department of Education Northern Ireland

DENI website providing information on a number of topics of interest to parents, students and teachers.


Southern Education & Library Board

The Southern Education and Library Board serves the district council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Dungannon & South Tyrone and  Newry & Mourne.


Council for the Curriculum Examinations & Assessment

The CCEA website provides details of qualifications, curriculum and assessment in Northern Ireland in Primary and Post-Primary schools.


Northern Ireland Curriculum

Information, guidance and training for teachers, students and parents on the Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum.


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