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Dungannon Primary School

Admissions Criteria 2021

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 the Principal, the responsibility for applying these criteria.

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 2021 at 12noon (GMT) and an application submitted by the closing date of 29 January 2021 at 12noon (GMT) will be treated as a punctual application. An application received after 12noon (GMT) on 29 January 2021 will be treated as a late application.

When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on the application or provided directly to the school. Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the application or provided directly to the school. Examples of such information include names of brothers and sisters in attendance or previously attended. Inaccurate or misleading information contained in the application may prejudice the offer of a place in the school.

The Principal, who has been delegated authority to act on behalf of the Board of Governors in this matter, will apply the following criteria in the indicated order to identify which children should be admitted either at initial admission to education or on transfer from another school.

  1. Children of compulsory school age.
  2. Children who, at the time of application, have brothers or sisters (half-brothers/sisters, step brothers/sisters, including those fostered or adopted) in attendance during the 2021/2022 school year.
  3. Children whose application nominates Dungannon Primary School as their first preference school.
  4. Children for whom the school is the controlled primary school nearest to their home, as measured by driving distances*, priority being given to those living nearest to the school. (Driving distance from home will be measured on Google Maps UK)
  5. Preference will be given to children with exceptional circumstances (medical, social or other problems) that necessitate admission to Dungannon Primary School rather than any other primary school. Any application to be considered under this criterion must be clearly identified using the term ‘special circumstances’. It must provide names and addresses of statutory bodies from whom the Board of Governors reserve the right to seek confirmation of the existence of the special circumstances.
  6. The remaining places will be allocated on the basis of the proximity of the child’s home to the school, priority being given to those living nearest to the school as measured using Google Maps.
  7. If the final places to be allocated have identical measurements as identified by Google Maps UK, selection will be on the initial letter of surname (as entered on birth certificate) in order to be set out below:

Inaccurate or misleading information contained in the application form may prejudice the offer of a place in the school.

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

 

This order was determined by a randomised selection of letters of the alphabet (selection with a clear audit trail). I n the event of surnames beginning with the same initial letter the subsequent letters of the surname 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, if necessary the subsequent letters of the surnames.

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.

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

The school operates a Waiting List Policy, a copy of which can be accessed in school by request.

ADMISSION TO P2 – P7

Children seeking admission to classes from P2 to P7 in the school will be granted places subject to a reasonable and manageable upper limit on the number of pupils any one teacher has to cater for and subject to further limitation if the teacher is dealing with a composite class.

*Home is the child’s permanent place of residence. It is not the child-minder’s or a relative’s address.

Applications and Admissions to Primary 1

Year

Total Applications

Total Admissions

2018/2019

57

48

2019/2020

41

35

2020/2021

36

32

 
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Contact Details

Dungannon Primary School,
Circular Rd,
Dungannon,
County Tyrone,
BT71 6BE

T: 028 8772 2250

E: dthompson618@c2kni.net

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