DETAILS OF THE RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND THE PRINCIPAL IN RELATION TO ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL
The admissions criteria for the school is drawn up by the Board of Governors and the Principal and administered by the Principal.
ADMISSIONS CRITERIA TO BE USED IN THE EVENT OF THE SCHOOL BEING OVERSUBSCRIBED. THE CRITERIA ARE LISTED IN ORDER OF PRIORITY.
During the admissions procedure when applying the criteria punctual applications will be considered before late applications are considered. The application procedure opens on 10 January 2023 at 12noon (GMT) and an application submitted by the closing date of 27 January 2023 at 12noon (GMT) will be treated as a punctual application. An application received after 12noon (GMT) on 27 January 2023 and up to 4 pm on 31 January 2023 will be treated as a late application, this is also the last date and time for processing a change of preference in exceptional circumstances. After 4 pm on 31 January 2023 no applications will be processed until after the close of procedure on 27 April 2023.
Priority will be given to children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school before those who are not so resident.
Priority will be given to children who will have attained compulsory school age at the time of their proposed admission, including those children whose parents deferred their admission to primary school in September 2022 as defined by the new School Age (NI) Act (both groups to be treated equally).
Children who are not of compulsory school age will only be selected for admission after all children of compulsory school age have been allocated a place.
1. Children who have an older brothers/sisters enrolled at the school.
2. Children who are the first in their family to seek entry to the school.
3. Children who have/had siblings at other Primary Schools in the area.
4. Children identified by the Board of Governors as having special circumstances (medical, social, security factors) Note: Supporting evidence is required from parents and/or statutory agencies.
5. Children whose home address is closest to the school as measured by public road as defined by Google Maps.
When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on the application or provided directly to the school. Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the application or provided directly to the school.
Where a pupil with special circumstances seeks admission to the school, the Governors will take into account the merits of individual cases, including supporting evidence, before reaching a decision.
In the event of places being available after the admission of all compulsory school age applicants consideration will be given to the admission of children below compulsory school age who have reached their 4th birthday. Places will be allocated to these children according to their date of birth (priority to the eldest child).
DUTY TO VERIFY
The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any applicant’s application.
If the requested evidence is not provided to the Board of Governors by the deadline given, this will result in the withdrawal of an offer of a place. Similarly, if information is supplied which appears to be false or misleading in any material way, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.
WAITING LIST POLICY
The school does not operate a Waiting List Policy at this current time.
ADMISSIONS CRITERIA – YEARS 2-7
In the first place admissions to Year 2 to 7 will be decided by the Principal. In the event of over-subscription admissions will be decided by the Principal in conjunction with a Sub-Committee of the Board of Governors.
Admissions to Primary 1 (including Reception)