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The Education Authority has moved to a new online process for applying for Nursery and Primary places for September 2019 through what they have named, THE PARENT PORTAL.

 

The Parent will open on Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 10.00am and will close at midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019. It Will be available 24/7 on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer. The Parent Portal contains brief instructions at top of each screen to guide you through the application.

 

Below is a PowerPoint presentation and film from the Education Authority to guide you through the process.

Education Authority Video for Parents

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Guidance for parents on digital admissions

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Admissions Criteria - Nursery

 

The criteria are designed to ensure that there is a reasonable balance between the numbers of children from the two main cultural traditions in Northern Ireland and whose admissions to Cranmore Integrated Primary School Nursery will maintain a ratio of 40% Catholic 40% Protestant and 20% of children from other religious backgrounds and/or none in any intake year. The following criteria will therefore be applied to each category as declared on the Pupil Information Form.

 

In the event of the school being over-subscribed, the Admissions Sub-Committee will list all applicants in order of priority by selecting those who fall into the following categories in the order set out below:

 

1 Children in their final pre-school year whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are from socially disadvantaged circumstances.

2 Children born between 2 July 2015 and 1 July 2016.

 

Note: Children fromsocially disadvantaged circumstances’ means a child whose parent is in receipt of (i) Income Support, or (ii) Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or (iii) an award of Income Support which has been converted into an Employment and Support Allowance and the level of benefit remains the same, or (iv) Universal Credit. When parents apply for places for their child on this basis they must have their application form stamped by the Social Security /Jobs and Benefits Office to confirm that they are in receipt of a qualifying payment.

 

Sub-Criteria

If applications meeting the statutory criterion exceed the number of funded places available, the following sub-criteria will be applied:

 

a Children who have listed Cranmore Integrated Nursery as their first preference.

b Children who have or have had a brother/sister, half-brother/sister and/or other children living permanently at the same address already enrolled in the school. (Indicate name, year group and dates of attendance).

c Children whose parents attended Cranmore Integrated Nursery Primary and Nursery School. (Indicate name and dates of attendance)

d Children whose parents/guardians are presently permanent members of Cranmore Integrated Primary and Nursery School staff and/or Board of Governors.

e Children who are the eldest child in the family.

f Children who are considered by the Admissions Sub-Committee to be deserving of special consideration on the basis of special medical, personal or social circumstances where this is supported by evidence from parent and statutory agency and whose admission is not incompatible with the provision of efficient education for other children.

g All other children who are in their final pre-school year.

 

If over-subscribed in any of the above criteria, taken in order, final selection will be on the basis of the initial letter of the surname in the order set out below. The surname used will be as registered on the birth certificate or as subsequently legally changed and documented.

 

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

 

The order was determined by random selection. In the event of surnames beginning with the same letter the subsequent letters of the surname will be used in alphabetical order. In the event of 2 identical surnames the alphabetical order of the initial letter of the first forenames as registered on the birth certificate will be used. In the event of first forenames beginning with the same letter the subsequent letter of the forename will be used.

 

When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on or attached to the application form. Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to our admissions criteria is stated on the application form or attached to it. Examples of such information include, whether the child is the eldest child, or has brothers or sisters who are attending 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 applicant’s 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

Should a vacancy arise after 8 June 2018 all applications for admission in 2018 that were initially refused, new applications, late applications and applications where new information has been provided will be treated equally and the above criteria applied. This waiting list will be in place until 30 June 2019. Cranmore Integrated Primary and Nursery School will contact you in writing if your child gains a place in the setting by this method.

 

Your child’s name will be automatically added to the list. Please contact the setting through the Primary School office if you wish for your child’s name to be removed from the list.

Admissions Criteria - Primary

 

In the event of the school being over-subscribed the Admissions Sub-Committee will list all applicants in order of priority by selecting those who fall into the following categories in the order set out below and whose admission to Cranmore Integrated Primary School will maintain an overall ratio of 40% Catholic, 40% Protestant and 20% of children from other religious backgrounds and/or none in any intake year.

 

1 Children of compulsory school age who have attended Cranmore IPS Nursery.

 

2 Children of compulsory school age who have or have had a brother/sister, half-brother/sister and/or other children living permanently at the same address already enrolled in the school. (Indicate name, year group and dates of attendance)

 

3 Children of compulsory school age whose parents have attended Cranmore Integrated Primary and Nursery School (Indicate name and dates of attendance)

4 Children of compulsory school age whose parents/guardians are presently permanent members of the school’s staff and/or Board of Governors.

 

5 Children of compulsory school age who are the eldest or only child in the family.

 

6 Children of compulsory school age who are considered by the admissions sub-committee to be deserving of special consideration on the basis of special medical, personal or social circumstances where this is supported by evidence from parent and statutory agency and whose admission is not incompatible with the provision of efficient education for other children.

 

7 All other children of compulsory school age.

 

If over-subscribed in any of the above criteria, taken in order, final selection will be on the basis of the initial letter of the surname as listed in the telephone directory in the order set down below. The surname used will be as registered on the birth certificate or as subsequently legally changed and documented.

 

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

The order was determined by a randomised selection of letters of the alphabet.

 

In the event of surnames beginning with the same letter the subsequent letters of the surname will be used in alphabetical order.

In the event of 2 identical surnames the alphabetical order of the initial letter of the first forename as registered on the birth certificate will be used. In the event of first forenames beginning with the same letter the subsequent letters of the forename will be used.

 

As the form from the Education Authority does not require parents to inform the school of the perceived religious background of the pupil, it is essential that the School’s Open Enrolment Form is completed, as this information is required by the admissions sub-committee to ensure that the religious balance is maintained.

 

When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on, or attached to the application form. Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the application form or attached to it. Examples of such information include whether the child is the eldest child/has brothers or sisters attending 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 applicant’s 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

Should a vacancy arise after Thursday 26 April 2019 all applications for admission to P1, that were initially refused, new applications, late applications and applications where new information has been provided will be treated equally and the published criteria applied. This waiting list will be in place until 30 June 2020.

 

The school will contact you in writing if your child gains a place in the school by this method.

 

Your child’s name will be automatically added to the list. Please contact the school if you wish for your child’s name to be removed from the list.

 

P2 – P7 ADMISSIONS CRITERIA AVAILABLE FROM SCHOOL.

 

Applications And Admissions To Primary 1

 

Year

Total Applications

ie All Preferences

Total

Admissions

2016/17

45

30

2017/18

40

30

2018/19

41

31

 

 

Admission enquiries

  • Cranmore Integrated Primary and Nursery School,
  • 47 Finaghy Road North, Belfast, BT10 0JB
  • Telephone : 028 9066 4410
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