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πŸ“šπŸŽ’ Virtual Tour & Information Video πŸ“šπŸŽ’

 

One of the best ways to get to know a school is through attending Open Day/Evening. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to host our annual Open Day/Evening. We are however delighted to be able to share with you a Virtual Tour & Information Video, that we have filmed to give you a flavour of our fantastic school, the high-quality eduction we offer to all our pupils and some of the latest developments at our school, including a state of the art Outdoor Classroom, Pond & Nature Area and Play Park. Please call our school office on 02844614177 for any further queries, or to make an individual appointment to visit the school. Thank you.

 

Virtual Tour & Information Video

EA Primary Admissions September 2022

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Primary Admissions 2022 - Key Dates For Parents

πŸŽ’πŸ“š FAO Prospective P1 Parents πŸŽ’πŸ“š


With enrolment time just around the corner, we are asking parents/guardians of prospective P1 pupils to complete the following form if you are considering enrolling your child at St. Colmcille’s PS or if you would like more information, a tour of our school or help with enrolment.

 

Please see the link below to complete the form:

 

Prospective P1 Information Form

 

New School Prospectus


Please click the link below to find out all about our fantastic school in our new School Prospectus!

   

New School Prospectus

Admissions criteria for entry September 2022

 

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.

 

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 10 January 2022 at 12noon (GMT) and an application submitted by the closing date of 28 January 2022 at 12noon (GMT) will be treated as a punctual application.   An application received after 12noon (GMT) on 28 January 2022 will be treated as a late application.

 

Year 1 Intake

 

The following criteria listed below will be applied in numerical order after the statutory criteria (a) has been applied as agreed by the Board of Governors of St Colmcille’s Maintained Primary School, Downpatrick in selecting children for admission to Year 1 in September 2022.

 

(a) Children who are resident in Northern Ireland at the time of application.

 

1 Children who reside in the parish of Downpatrick.

 

2 Children from other areas whose parent(s)/guardian(s) is presently a permanent member of the school teaching/ancillary/auxiliarystaff.

 

3 Children regarded by the Board of Governors, on the basis of supporting evidence by parents and statutory agencies, as having special circumstances.

 

4 Children from other areas.

 

In the event of over-subscription in any one of the criteria, taken in order, the following sub-criteria will be applied by the Board of Governors, in the order set down. If over-subscribed in any one of the sub-criteria, taken in order, final selection will be on the basis of the closeness of the home to the school as measured by the nearest acceptable walking route. In addition, applicants may be asked to produce documents that will verify their address.

 

(a) children who have a brother/sister, half-brother/sister enrolled at the school on the date of their own enrolment.

(b) children whose brother(s)/sister(s), half-brother(s)/sister(s) are prior pupils of the school.

(c) children who are the eldest in their family.

(d) children whose parent(s)/guardian(s) is a former pupil of the school.

 

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 Criteria as above.


Applications for Admission

 

 

APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS TO PRIMARY 1

Year

Total Applications

Total Admissions

  2019/2020

42

42

2020/2021

46

46

2021/2022

51

51

 

***Prospective parents are welcome to make appointments to gain further information on all that St Colmcille’s has to offer throughout December 2021 and January 2022 by contacting the School Office.

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