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Castle Gardens Primary School, Newtownards
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Primary 1 & Pre-School Applications

Applications for P1 and pre-school open on 9th January 2024 @ 12 noon for pupils due to start in September 2024 and are completed online via the Education Authority's website.

Below you will find information about applying for P1 & pre-school. 

This year are able to provide tours of the school with our Principal Mr Gray. You will have the chance to see our school in operation and ask any questions specific to your child and your family.

Tours can now be booked right through until applications close on Tuesday 19th December 2023. 

Tours will last approximately 40 minutes and can be booked by clicking here.  

Parents who wish to visit pre-school can indicate this on their booking form. This will give you a chance to speak with pre-school leader Necole and then tour the rest of the school. 

Below you can watch two videos about our school. One is a parents' prospective about why you should choose our school. The second is Mr Gray explaining what makes our school unique. 

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment to visit the school please get in touch with the school office on 028 9181 3827, email Mr Gray on or contact us through our Facebook page. 

Why would you send your child to Castle Gardens? 

When do I apply? 

How do I apply? 

Click here to read the admissions criteria for P1 

Click here to read the admissions criteria for pre-school (link to follow) 


Meet the P1 Staff


What Do the Pupils Think?


A Parent's Perspective


Why Choose Castle Gardens?