Admissions criteria

St Joseph’s Primary School -   Maintained Primary School  

31 Downpatrick Road 

Strangford                                                                          

Downpatrick   

BT30 7LZ      

                                                                           

Enrolment No. 91 

Admissions No. 13 

Telephone/Fax: 028 4488 1615 

Principal: Mrs L Fitzsimons 

E-Mail: lfitzsimons119@c2kni.net 

Chair of Board of Governors: Mr F McStay 

Website: www.stjosephsstrangford.org 

 

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

 

The Board of Governors draws up the admissions criteria and delegates to an Admissions Sub-Committee, which includes the Principal, the responsibility for applying these criteria. 

 

Open Day – Wednesday 4th December 2019.  6.30pm – 8.00pm  

 

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 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. 

 

Year 1 Intake 

 

If the school Y1 intake is over-subscribed, pupils will be admitted according to the following criteria applied in the order set down: 

1. Children who normally reside in the Shore Road, Strangford Village, Lower Blackcauseway Road, Ballyculter and Churchtown Road areas of the parish of Kilclief. 

 

2. Children who have brother(s)/sister(s), half brother(s)/sister(s) presently enrolled in the school. 

 

3. Children whose parent(s)/ guardian is presently a permanent member of the school teaching/ancillary/auxiliary staff. 

 

4. Children whose parent(s) / guardian(s), brother(s)/sisters(s), half-brother(s)/sister(s) are prior pupils of the school. 

 

5. Children from other areas. 

 

If over-subscribed in any one of the criteria, taken in order, final selection will be on the basis of the closeness of the home to the school as measured by shortest walking distance by road using Google Maps distance measuring tool. 

 

It should be noted that it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that any relevant information, regarding criteria, is included on the Application Form or attached to that 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.   

 

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 

 

This Policy is available from the school. 

 

Applications for admission to Y1 after the beginning of the school year. 

 

Criteria as above. 

 

Y2-Y7 Intake 

 

The above criteria will also apply. 

 

Applications for Admission 

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St. Joseph's Primary School, 31 Downpatrick Road, Strangford

County Down  BT30 7LZ

Tel: 028 44 88 1615

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