Year 1 – Central Applications to ESF Primary Schools


(For children born in 2014 and for entry in August 2019)

1 -30 September 2018

Central application period for parents to submit application:

Acknowledgement email containing applicant’s reference number will be sent upon submission.

3 September 2018 Nomination Rights applications open:
7 October 2018 Deadline for receipt of supporting documents at ESF Centre
26 October 2018 Acknowledgement email sent to parents to advise admission process
Week of 19 November 2018

Parents receive interview status notification letters.

  • Invitation to interview with guaranteed place if successful; or
  • Invitation to interview with reserve wait list place if successful; or
  • Confirmation of wait listing for possible future interview opportunity.
7 January to 13 February 2019 First round interviews conducted at primary schools
20 February 2019 Parents receive letter with interview result
27 February 2019

Deadline to confirm places offered by payment of deposit and non-refundable capital levy.

New entrants to Year 1 in 2019/20 will not be subsidised by the government. Please click here for fees information.

March to August 2019 Further interviews conducted by primary schools as necessary.

Updated on: 29 June 2018