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Good Shepherd Primary School and Nursery School, Derry

Nursery & Primary Admissions for September 2024

14th Nov 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

  • Children born between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 will be due to start Primary 1 in September 2024.
  • Children born between 2nd July 2020 and 1st July 2021 will be due to start Nursery in September 2024.
  • Please refer to the full published admissions criteria for full details*


The EA admissions 'portal' can be found at:, and will be open for applications for both Good Shepherd Nursery and Good Shepherd Primary School (Primary 1) from Tuesday 9th January 2024- Friday 26th January 2024.  If you require help or assistance with the application process please get in touch with the school office on Tel: 02871348446.

Our admissions criteria will be published on the Education Authority website on Tuesday 12th December 2023.
We are delighted to welcome you to our open afternoon to be held on Tuesday 12th December 2023 where our Nursery and Foundation Stage classrooms will be open for all visitors from 2.15pm-3.15pm.  Here, you will get a chance to meet our teachers and learning support assistants and interact with our exciting learning environments.  


We provide the following:  


  • 52 full-time places in our Nursery Unit
  • 60 places in our Primary 1 classes
  • Dedicated and experienced staff
  • Breakfast club from 8.10am daily
  • Free brothers and sisters club to allow for 1 family pick up P1-P7
  • Wide range of after school clubs 
  • Accelerated Reading P4-P7
  • Modern ICT accomodation 
  • Sensory room
  • Quiet learning spaces
  • Excellent ICT equipment including Apple Technologies
  • Extensive outdoor learning areas
  • Student Council, Eco Council and Digital Leader groups  
  • Specialist music provision P1-P3
  • Stringed instrument tuition P5-P7

If you require any further information please get in touch.  We look forward to welcoming your family to our school community.

Kindest Regards,

Mrs S. McCafferty