St Joseph’s Primary School - Maintained Primary School
31 Downpatrick Road
Enrolment No. 91
Admissions No. 13
Telephone/Fax: 028 4488 1615
Principal: Mrs L Fitzsimons
Chair of Board of Governors: Mr F McStay
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
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.
The above criteria will also apply.
Applications for Admission