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25/10/2021

Primary seven pupils in Derry waiting to find out what school they are going to next year will have to wait a bit longer

Scrapping of Saturday post during pandemic means letters will arrive later than planned

Primary seven pupils in Derry waiting to find out what school they are going to next year will have to wait a bit longer

Primary seven pupils waiting to find out what school they are going to next year will have to wait a bit longer.

There will be a delay before children find out which post-primary school they will transfer to in 2020.

It is because the Saturday post - except parcels - has been temporarily scrapped by Royal Mail due the coronavirus pandemic.

Primary Seven children were due to find out by letter on Saturday 30 May which post-primary school they would attend.

However, they will not now be told where they have got a school place until Thursday 4 June.

The new arrangements have been put in place by the Education Authority (EA).

"Letters to parents/guardians will be issued by EA on behalf of post-primary schools to advise on the outcome of their child's post primary application," a spokesperson said.

"For help and advice, parents/guardians can contact our admissions helpdesk via email: postprimaryadmissions@eani.org.uk."

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