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 24th November 2018 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 brothers or sisters attending the school.
- Pupils should have Mallusk Integrated Primary School as the nearest Integrated Primary School to their home address.
- Final selection will be on the basis of the closeness of the child’s home to the school as measured by a public road from the front entrance of the school to the child’s home address.
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if information is supplied which appears to be false or misleading in any material way, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.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.
P1 ADMISSIONS PROCESS:
EA will publish details of the admissions criteria and the procedure on the EA website on 14th December 2018.
All applications will be online. The portal will open on 2nd January 2019. Birth certificates should be brought into school by the end of January to be copied and filed. The closing date for P1 applications is 31st January 2019. We look forward to welcoming your child to our school family.
Further information is available on the EA website under the Admissions section at- https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions
If you would like to put your child’s name on our Prospective Pupil List for September 2019, 2020 or 2021, please complete an Expression of Interest form and return it to school.