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Whitehouse Primary School, 2 Doagh Rd, Newtownabbey
Enrol until 31st January for pupils beginning Nursery or P1 in September 2019 at www.eani.org.uk
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Primary 1 Criteria for September 2019

RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND PRINCIPAL IN RELATION TO ADMISSIONS

The Board of Governors will determine the Admissions Criteria. The criteria will be applied by the Principal who may, if necessary, refer to an Admissions Sub-Committee. Applications are invited from children of compulsory school age at time of proposed admission.

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.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Admissions criteria to be used in the event of the school being oversubscribed. The criteria are listed in order of priority.

Children who are resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school.

  1. Children who have a sibling (half sibling, step sibling, foster sibling) attending Whitehouse Primary School (Primary 1 to Primary 7) when applications are being processed.
  2. Children who Whitehouse Primary School is their nearest primary school as decided by a straight line digital measurement using the post code address of their normal residence to the post code addresses of surrounding primary schools. Whitehouse Primary School & Nursery Unit will use the Northern Ireland Portal for Geographical Information (GI) decision making tool, Spatial N.I., to determine distances.
  3. Children with a sibling (half sibling, step sibling, foster sibling) applying for, or been offered, a place in the Nursery Unit in September 2019.
  4. Children of staff members and school Governors.
  5. Children with a sibling (half sibling, step sibling, foster sibling) who were former pupils of Whitehouse Primary School (Primary 1 to Primary 7).
  6. Children who live nearest to the school as decided by a straight line digital measurement using the post code address of their normal residence to the post code address of Whitehouse Primary School & Nursery Unit. Whitehouse Primary School & Nursery Unit will use the Northern Ireland Portal for Geographical Information (GI) decision making tool, Spatial N.I., to determine distances.
  7. In the event of two or more children living the same distance from school, rank order will be determined on the basis outlined below:
  8. Final selection will be on the basis of the initial letter of the surname as it appears on the birth certificate with pupils being selected in the order set out below. The order was determined by a randomised selection of letters generated by www.miniwebtool.

W R J P V X U N H I Q K M A S D F L B C Z T G E Y O Admissions criteria for entry September 2019

Updated November 2018 www.eani.org.uk/admissions

 

  1. Where surnames begin with the same letter, the second and, if necessary, subsequent letters will be used for admission using the same randomised selection of letters.
  2. Where children have the same surname, the initial letter of the first forename, as it appears on the birth certificate will be used for admission using the same randomised selection of letters.
  3. Where no priority can be established by this means (e.g. ‘Alan’ ‘Alanna’) the child with the shorter first forename will be prioritised for admission.

ALL INFORMATION RELEVANT TO THE ABOVE CRITERIA MUST BE SUBMITTED ON/WITH THE APPLICATION FORM.

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.

The provision of false or incorrect information or failure to provide information within the deadlines set by primary schools can result in the withdrawal of a place and the inability to offer a place on the part of any school nominated on the applicant’s application form.

WAITING LIST POLICY

The school’s policy on the consideration of applications after the Open Enrolment Admissions procedure concludes on 9th May 2019 is available directly from the school. Should a vacancy arise, the above criteria will be applied to select pupils from our waiting 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.

Applications and Admissions to Primary 1

Year

Total Applications

Total Admissions

2016/2017

62

60

2017/2018

63

60

2018/2019

62

60

 * This are a summary of the full criteria.  Copies of full criteria available upon request from the school office.