Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

Primary School Admissions Criteria

The Board of Governors has drawn up the school’s admissions criteria and has delegated to the principal its function and responsibility in relation to the application of the criteria and the admission of pupils to the school.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Children of compulsory school age only will be admitted. The Admissions Committee must know about the religious background and other details relating to criteria of all applicants, and as this information is not asked for on the Open Enrolment form, it is essential that parents contact the school directly and complete the school’s own Pupil Information Form.

The criteria set out below will be applied to applicants from Protestant, Catholic and other Christian backgrounds. We will reserve 20% of places for others who may be from a different religious/ethnic grouping or from those of no religious affiliation.

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/Pupil Information 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 eg. eldest child/has brothers or sisters attending the school.

The Admissions Committee will list all applicants in order of priority by selecting those who fall into the following categories in the order set out below.

1. Who have a sibling or half sibling or step sibling and have attended or presently attend Cliftonville Integrated Primary School. (Indicate name and year group).

2. Who are currently enrolled in the school’s nursery class.

3. Whose parent formerly attended Cliftonville Integrated Primary School prior to the school’s transformation to Integration, provided this information is shown on the form. (Indicate name and dates of attendance.)

4. Children whose parent/guardian/is presently a member, or has been a member of the school staff and/or Board of Governors.

5. Who is the eldest or only child of the family. (This may need to be verified)

The verifying letter must state that the child is the eldest child and that the family are known to the verifier. It must be written on headed notepaper, attached to the P1 application form and signed by one of the following who is not a member of the applicant’s family:

o a medical practitioner

o a solicitor

o a clergyman or equivalent

o a nursery/pre-school/private day-care provider.

 

 

1. Children whose admission to Cliftonville Integrated Primary School will help maintain a ratio as close as possible to 40% Protestant, 40% Catholic and 20% from other faiths or none.

2. In the event of there being a tie break the initial letter of the child’s surname in the order set out below:

F T Q P Z G I Y K N O C A W U J B D X V E M H L R S

The order was determined by random selection

In the event of surnames with the same initial letter the subsequent letter of the surname will be used in alphabetical order.

In the event of two identical surnames the alphabetical order of the initial letter of the first forename as registered on the birth certificate will be used. In the event of first forenames beginning with the same letter the subsequent letters of the forename will be used.

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 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

Should a vacancy arise after 26 April 2018, all applications for admission to P1, 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 30 June 2019.

The school will contact you in writing 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.

During the 2018/2019 school year the above criteria will be applied to fill a vacancy arising within the school’s admissions number.

P2 – P7 Admissions Criteria available from school.

 

 

Year Total Applications

ie All Preferences

Total

Admissions

2015/16 57 57
2016/17 72 58
2017/2018 68 58

 

Nursery Class Admissions Criteria

The Board of Governors has drawn up the school’s admissions criteria and has delegated to the principal its function and responsibility in relation to the application of the criteria and the admission of pupils to the school.

Admissions Criteria

1. born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are from socially disadvantaged circumstances.

2. born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015.

Note: Children from ‘socially disadvantaged circumstances’ means a child whose parent is in receipt of (i) Income Support, or (ii) Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or (iii) an award of Income Support which has been converted into an Employment and Support Allowance and the level of benefit remains the same, or (iv) Universal Credit. When parents apply for places for their child on this basis they must have their application form stamped by the Social Security /Jobs and Benefits Office to confirm that they are in receipt of a qualifying payment.

In the event of applications exceeding available places in any of the categories 1-2 priority will be given to children:

a. Whose parent/guardian is in employment in Cliftonville Integrated Primary School (including its meals kitchen).

b. Whose sibling or half sibling or step sibling is currently or formerly a pupil of Cliftonville Primary School/Cliftonville Integrated Primary School. (Indicate name, year group and dates of attendance)

c. Whose parent/guardian is a former pupil of Cliftonville Primary School. (Indicate name, year group and dates of attendance)

d. Whose permanent residence is the shortest distance from the school. The distance will be determined by a straight line measurement generated electronically, using the computer programme provided by the Ordnance Survey, Northern Ireland.

The Board of Governors would advise parents of children born after 1 July 2014 that maximum benefits of nursery education may be gained by those children who are of sufficient maturity to cope with such a situation. Parents are reminded that placement in a nursery environment is for the educational benefit of a child.

Should places still be available these will be offered to children in the following order:

3. Born between 2 July 2015 and 1 July 2016 whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are from socially disadvantaged circumstances.

4. Born between 2 July 2015 and 1 July 2016.

In the event of applications exceeding available places in any of the categories 3-4 priority will be given to the oldest children with, if necessary, the additional application of sub-criteria (a – d).

During the 2018/2019 year the above criteria will be applied to fill a vacancy arising within the stated enrolment number.

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 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.