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Prospectus Extra - For September 2020 Admissions

The Education Authority will continue with their online application process that was first introduced last year -  THE PARENT PORTAL.

 

The Parent Portal 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.

 

The portal 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.

 

https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions

 

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

Education Authority video for parents

Still image for this video

Guidance for parents on digital admissions

Admissions Criteria - Nursery

 

Respective Functions of the Board of Governors and the Principal in relation to admissions.

The Board of Governors has drawn up the nursery admissions criteria and has delegated to the principal its function and responsibility in relation to the application of the criteria and the admission of pupils to the nursery.

 

Admissions Criteria

A timetable of pre-school admissions procedures setting out the dates by which an application is to be submitted is available at www.eani.org.uk/admissions under ‘Pre-School Admissions’.  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.

 

As the pre-school admissions procedure is in two stages the timetable also specifies the relevant dates at Stage 2 which will determine if an application is to be considered as punctual or late.

 

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 2016 and 1 July 2017.

 

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 Benefit Verification stamped by the Social Security/Jobs and Benefits Office to confirm that they are in receipt of a qualifying payment.  This should then be sent by the parent directly to the provider of first preference.

 

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 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Non-Statutory Criteria

If any places remain vacant after children born between 02/07/2016 and 01/07/2017 have been placed, applications will be considered for children born between 02/07/2017 and 01/08/2018.  Places will be allocated in strict chronological order (date of birth – eldest first).  Where 2 or more children have the same date of birth the randomised letters above will be used to select children.

 

To fulfil our admissions criteria it is the responsibility of all parents/guardians to provide information regarding their child’s perceived community background.  

The religious affiliation/community background (Protestant, Catholic or Other/None) of a pupil will be determined by one of the following methods:

  1. For parents/guardians applying for a place via the Education Authority’s online application you will be prompted to and must select your child’s religious affiliation when completing the form;

or

  1. For parents/guardians applying using a paper application you must also complete our school Religious Affiliation Form/Pre-Enrolment Form which can be obtained from our school website or school office or you can provide alternative written confirmation to our school.  Your Religious Affiliation Form/Pre-Enrolment Form/written confirmation of religion must be sent directly to our school by 12 noon on Friday 7 February 2020;
     

The Board of Governors of an integrated school must use its best endeavours, in exercising its functions under the Education Orders, to ensure that the management, control and ethos of the school such as are likely to attract to the school reasonable numbers of both Protestant and Roman Catholic pupils. The collection and processing of information regarding the religious/perceived community background of children set out above is necessary in order for the Board of Governors of an integrated school to carry out its statutory functions and fulfil its public task.

 

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 and religious/perceived community background.

 

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 2020 all applications for admission in 2020 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 2021. 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

 

Respective Functions

The Board of Governors has drawn up the school’s admissions criteria and has delegated to the principal its function and responsibility in relation to the application of the criteria and the admission of pupils to the school.  

 

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 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.

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.

 

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

 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.

 

To fulfil our admissions criteria it is the responsibility of all parents/guardians to provide information regarding their child’s perceived community background.  

The religious affiliation/community background (Protestant, Catholic or Other/None) of a pupil will be determined by one of the following methods:

  1. For parents/guardians applying for a place via the Education Authority’s online application you will be prompted to and must select your child’s religious affiliation when completing the form;

or

  1. For parents/guardians applying using a paper application you must also complete our school Religious Affiliation Form/Pre-Enrolment Form which can be obtained from our school website or school office or you can provide alternative written confirmation to our school.  Your Religious Affiliation Form/Pre-Enrolment Form/written confirmation of religion must be sent directly to our school by 12 noon on Friday 7 February 2020;
     

The Board of Governors of an integrated school must use its best endeavours, in exercising its functions under the Education Orders, to ensure that the management, control and ethos of the school such as are likely to attract to the school reasonable numbers of both Protestant and Roman Catholic pupils. The collection and processing of information regarding the religious/perceived community background of children set out above is necessary in order for the Board of Governors of an integrated school to carry out its statutory functions and fulfil its public task.

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 and religious/perceived community background.

 

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 Tuesday 28 April 2020 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 2021.

 

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

2017/18

40

30

2018/19

41

31

2019/20

37

30

 

 

 

Admission enquiries

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