Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Karen Mullan MLA has called on the Education Authority (EA) to work with parents and schools to ensure all children are allocated a post-primary place as soon as possible.
The Foyle MLA said:
“I am aware from contacts both directly to myself and to party colleagues that a number of children have yet to receive confirmation of a post-primary place.
“Whilst most children have been awarded a place, and this is to be welcomed, there is now a pressing need to remove the anxiety from both children and parents about where they will be attending school this September.
“I know that some parents will only have put down a limited number of school choices that they wished to see their children attend but in cases where those schools have been fully subscribed then the EA must inform parents of where appropriate places are available.
“We do not have a shortage of places in the post-primary sector and the EA needs to work with parents and schools to get children placed as early as possible.”CRÍOCH/ENDS