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Lisnadill Primary School, Armagh

P1 Admissions

The Board of Governors is conscious of its responsibilities to meet the legal requirements placed upon it by The Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 in relation to the curriculum.  Priority will be given to children who will have attained compulsory school age at the time of their proposed admission over those who will not have attained compulsory school age i.e. child must have reached age 4 on or before 1st July of the year of entry.

However due to the new School Age (NI) Act, children born on or between 1st April and 1st July or any child who was born before 1st April, but who was due to be born on or after 1st April if born at term, may choose to defer their child until the following year.

Both 'deferred' and 'compulsory school age' children will be considered equally.

If the school's admission and enrolment numbers have not been reached the school will admit all children of compulsory school age whose parents wish them to attend.  Any child who reached his/her fourth birthday on or before 1st July is of compulsory school age and must receive education from September of that year.

Admission Criteria

The Board of Governors will apply the following criteria to identify which children should be admitted either at initial admission to education or on transfer from another school.  In selecting children for admission children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school, will be selected for admission before any child not so resident.

1. Children who will have brothers or sisters currently in attendance.

2. Children for whom the school is the controlled primary school nearest to their home.

3. Preference will be given to children with exceptional circumstances (medical and social) that necessitate admission to Lisnadill Primary School rather than any other primary school.  The circumstances should be personal to the child and must be supported by independent and appropriate documentation, providing evidence of the circumstances being described as exceptional.

4.The remaining places will be allocated on the basis of proximity of the child's home to the school.  Priority being given to those living nearest to the school (as measured in a straight line using

Criterion 4 will also be used to discriminate within any oversubscribed criterion (except criterion 1)

Arrangements for Admission

During the summer term children to be admitted to P1 in September will be invited to come to the school with their parents to meet the teacher and to be provided with additional information.

Date of Admission

Children accepted for admission into P1 will be phased in over the first week of September. From the first day of admission children will stay the full day. See school hours