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Garryduff Primary School, Ballymoney
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Criteria for admission

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

DETAILS OF THE RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND THE PRINCIPAL IN RELATION TO ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL

The Board of Governors role is that of ratification of the Principal’s application of the school’s admission criteria.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

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 2021 at 12noon (GMT) and an application submitted by the closing date of 29 January 2021 at 12noon (GMT) will be treated as a punctual application. An application received after 12noon (GMT) on 29 January 2021 will be treated as a late application.

Priority will be given to children who will have attained compulsory school age (i.e. he/she must attain the age of 4 years on or before 1st July in the year of admission) at the time of their proposed admission.

In selecting children for admission, children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission will be selected for admission to the school before any child not so resident.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA TO BE USED IN THE EVENT OF THE SCHOOL BEING OVERSUBSCRIBED. THE CRITERIA ARE LISTED IN ORDER OF PRIORITY.

  1. Children who have an older brother/sister or half brother/sister or foster brother/sister already attending the school.
  2. Children who are an only child or the first child in in the family. This includes those who are the first eligible child in a family to apply for admission to a mainstream school.
  3. Preference will be given to those children living nearest the school, measured as the straight-line distance from the school to the child’s home using the measurement tool on the NI Direct website.
  4. Children will be admitted in age order from eldest to youngest until all places are filled.

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.

DUTY TO VERIFY

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine necessary to support or verify any information on the application.

If the requested evidence is not provided to the Board of Governors by the deadline specified by the Board of Governors, this will result in 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

Should a vacancy arise after the closing date all applications for admission to P1-P7 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 you in writing or by telephone if your child gains a place in the school by this method.Your child’s name will be automatically added to the list. Please contact the school if you wish for your child’s name 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. The same admissions criteria will be applied as for admission to P1.

 

Admissions, enrolment and attendance

For the 2020/2021 year, the admissions number as set by DENI was 10 with the total enrolment number of 70.  The year commenced with a total of 79    pupils on the roll.  (This was permitted by the Department of Education through our application for a Temporary Variance to our admissions number)

Applications for admission for the past five years:

Year

Total applicants

Total admissions

16/17

11

10

17/18

14

14

18/19

16

13

19/20

13

11

20/21

13

12