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 23rd November 2019 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.
- Children who are of compulsory school age.
- Children who have a sibling/ foster sibling in school.
- Children who are the eldest in the family.
- Chronological age starting with the oldest.
- In the event of children sharing the same birthdate, children will be selected on the basis of initial letter of surname (as on Birth Certificate) in the order set out below:
M L P N K O B J I V H U C G Y C F T D R Z S R A E W Q
(These letters were determined by a randomised selection of the letters of the alphabet)
In the event of surnames beginning with the same letter, subsequent letters of the surnames will be used in alphabetical order. In the event of identical surnames, the alphabetical order of the initial letter of the forenames will be used.
During the admissions procedure when applying the criteria punctual applications will be considered before late applications are considered. The application procedure opens on 7 January 2020 at 12noon (GMT) and an application submitted by the closing date of 30 January 2020 at 12noon (GMT) will be treated as a punctual application. An application received after 12noon (GMT) on 30 January 2020 will be treated as a late application.
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 in December 2019.
All applications will be online. The portal will open on 7th January 2020. Birth certificates should be brought into school by the end of January to be copied and filed. The closing date for P1 applications will be 30th 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 2020 or 2021, please complete an Expression of Interest form and return it to school.