As an integrated primary school, a key purpose of the school is to educate together children of different religious traditions.
RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND PRINCIPAL IN RELATION TO ADMISSIONS
In applying the admissions criteria, the Board of Governors will strive to ensure a balance of 40% Catholic, 40% Protestant and 20% other faiths or none. In the event of oversubscription applications will be considered in relation to the above categories, (should no schools information form be received the child will be placed in the ‘other’ category).
In the case of the school being oversubscribed the admissions criteria stated below will be applied by the Principal. In the event of dispute or appeal the Principal will consult with the Board of Governors.
When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on or attached to the application form. Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the application form or attached to it.
Open Day will be held on Saturday 18th November 2017 from 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
Admissions criteria to be used in the event of the school being oversubscribed. The criteria are listed in order of priority.
- Pupils should be of compulsory school age.
- Pupils should have Mallusk Integrated Primary School as the nearest Integrated Primary School to their home address.
- Pupils should have (or have had) brothers or sisters, in the first instance, or have had mothers or fathers attending the school.
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 application form. 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if information is supplied which appears to be false or misleading in any material way, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.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
Should a vacancy arise after placement letters have been issued, all applications for admission to Primary 1 that were initially refused, new applications, late applications and applications where new information has been provided will be treated equally and the published criteria applied. This waiting list will be in place until the end of the academic year. The school will contact parents in writing if a child gains a place in the school by this method. A child’s name will be automatically added to the list. Parents should contact the school if they wish for their child to be removed from the list.
ADMISSION TO P2 – P7
Pupils will be admitted to P2-P7 provided their admission does not lead to the enrolment number being exceeded, unless to do so would prejudice the efficient use of resources. The same admissions criteria will be applied as for admission to P1.
Application forms are available from school or from the education authority website from Wednesday 29th November 2017. To download an application form, go TO www.eani.org.uk and click on ‘I want to’ and then click on ‘Apply for a school place’.
Forms should be returned to the first preference school by Wednesday 10th January 2017 no later than 12 noon.