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Woods Primary School, Magherafelt

Admission Criteria

The Board of Governors have drawn up and 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 to the school before any child not so resident.

1. Children of compulsory school age.

2. Children who will have brothers or sisters in attendance during 2015/2016 school year.

3. Children whose brothers and sisters

previously attended the school.

4. Sons or daughters of permanent full-time employees at the school.

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

6. Preference will be give to children with exceptional circumstances (medical, social or other problems) that necessitate admission to Hamiltonsbawn 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 being exceptional.

7. The remaining place will be allocated on the basis of the proximity of the child’s home to the school with priority being given to those living nearest the school as measured by the shortest driving distance.

Criterion 7 will also be used to discriminate within any oversubscribed criterion (except criterion 1).

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.

The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide information within the deadlines set by primary schools can result in the withdrawal of a place and the inability to offer a place on the part of any school nominated on the applicant’s application form.

Please note that the admission criteria is reviewed annually and subject to change. Please contact the Principal for the most up to date information, as well as detailed information on admissions numbers over the past 3 years.