Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

Primary School Admissions Criteria

Priority will be given to children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission.

The school will give preference to children who are of compulsory school age. If the school is then over-subscribed, the following criteria will be applied in the order indicated.

Preference will be given to children:

1. Who have a brother/sister or half-brother/sister or step brother/sister and have attended or presently attend Cliftonville Primary or Cliftonville Integrated Primary School.

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 parents/guardians are presently members of the school’s staff and/or Board of Governors.

5. Who is the eldest or only child. (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:

  • a medical practitioner
  • a solicitor
  • a clergyman or equivalent
  • a nursery/pre-school/private day-care provider

6. 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.

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

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

The order was determined by random selection.

In the event of surnames beginning with the same initial letter, the subsequent letters of the surnames will be used in alphabetical order. In the event of two identical surnames, the alphabetical order of the initials of the forenames will be used.

 

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. Examples of such information include whether the child is the eldest child/has brothers or sisters 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 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 Thursday 27 April 2017 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 2018.

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 2017/2018 school year the above criteria will be applied to fill a vacancy arising within the school’s admission number.

P2 – P7 Admissions Criteria available from school.

Applications and  Admissions to Primary 1

Year Total Applications

ie All Preferences

Total

Admissions

2014/15 53 53
2016/17 72 58

Nursery Class Admissions Criteria

*A child from socially disadvantaged circumstances means a child whose parent is in receipt of Income Support or Income-based Jobseekers’s Allowance; where an award of Income Support has been ‘converted’ into an Employment and Support Allowance and the Social Security Agency has confirmed that the level of benefit remains the same then the parent should continue to be treated as being in ‘socially disadvantaged circumstances’. When parents/guardians apply for places for their child on this basis they must have their application form stamped by the Social Security Agency.

 

1          born between 2 July 2013 and 1 July 2014 whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are from socially disadvantaged circumstances*.

2          born between 2 July 2013 and 1 July 2014.

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 permanent employment in Cliftonville Integrated Primary School (including its meal kitchen).

b          Whose brother/sister or half-brother/sister 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 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 2013 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 rather than a form of childminding for the benefit of parents.

 

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

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

4. Born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015.

 

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 2017/2018 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.

Waiting List Policy

Should a vacancy arise after Friday 9 June 2017 all applications for admission to Cliftonville Integrated Nursery Unit, 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 2018.

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.

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. Examples of such information includes whether the child has brothers or sisters attending the school.