Upper Castle Park, Belfast, County Antrim BT15 5FG

028 9077 7703

info@cavehill.belfast.ni.sch.uk

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Cavehill Primary School

Working Together Towards Excellence

Admissions Information for 2021-22

 

The school is a controlled, co-educational primary day school. The expected enrolment is 406 children.

Copies of the criteria applied for entry are published by the Education Authority and can be obtained directly from them or collected in person from the school. Copies may also be requested by post on receipt of a stamped self-addressed envelope. The school may be viewed by arrangement with the Principal, though due to current COVID restrictions we have suspended this option at present.

 

P1 Admissions Criteria for September 2021

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.

 

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 at the time of their proposed admission.

 

In the event of the school being oversubscribed these criteria will be used in the order set down as follows:

 

  1. Children who have siblings currently at the school. (Indicate name and year group).
  2. Children in order of the closest proximity of the school to the child’s permanent residence on the date of application. Proximity to the school will be calculated using Google Maps to measure the distance between the school and the child’s residence using public roads and travelling by car. 
  3. If still oversubscribed after the above criteria have been applied in the order listed, then final selection will be on the basis of the initial letter of the surname in the following order:

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

 

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

 

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/Guardians 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 first preference school.  Examples of such information include whether the child has brothers and/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 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

Should a vacancy arise after Wednesday 28 April, all applications to P1 that were initially refused, along with any new or late applications, will be treated equally and the published criteria applied. Please note that it is the responsibility of parents to inform school if they wish their child to be placed on this waiting list, which will then remain in place until 30 June 2022.

 

   The school will contact you in writing, at the address specified on the application form, if your child gains a place by this method and parents will be given 5 working days to inform the school if they wish to accept this offer before the place is offered to the next eligible person on the waiting list.

 Further information on the admission process can be obtained from the Education Authority: www.eani.org.uk

 

 

P2-7 ADMISSIONS CRITERIA for 2021-22

In the event of the school being oversubscribed, the Governors will select children for admission to the above classes using the admissions criteria set out below. The criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out.

  1. Children who enrolled in Primary 1, or were previously enrolled in any other class in this school who are returning from a special school, unit or assessment centre.
  2. Children who have siblings currently at the school. (Indicate name and year group)
  3. Children whose siblings have previously attended the school. (Indicate name and dates of attendance)
  4. Children of teachers currently employed in the school.
  5. Children in order of the closest proximity of the school to the child’s permanent residence on the date of application. Proximity to the school will be calculated using an online measurement tool to measure the distance between the school and the child’s residence, as stated on the application form, using public roads and travelling by car.

If still oversubscribed after the above criteria have been applied in the order listed, then final selection will be on the basis of the initial letter of the surname in the following order:

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

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

The above is subject to no class in any single year group exceeding 30 pupils total (there is a statutory limit of 30 pupils in P1-4 classes), except where approval is given by DE and Education Authority to exceed such limits.