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Killylea Primary School, Co. Armagh

Admission Criteria

The Board of Governors 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 N. 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 [including half or step brothers or sisters] in attendance in the 2018/19 academic year. 
  3. Children whose brothers or sisters [including half or step brothers or sisters] previously attended the school. 
  4. Sons or daughters of permanent members of staff. 
  5. Children to whom the school is the nearest controlled primary school to their home. 
  6. Preference will be given to children with exceptional circumstances [medical, social or other problems] that necessitate admission to Killylea Primary School rather than any other primary school. The circumstances must be personal to the child and must be supported by independent and appropriate documentation, providing evidence of the circumstances described as being exceptional.
  7. The remaining places will be allocated on the basis of the proximity of the child's home to the school, priority being given to those living nearest to the school. Distance will be measured "as the crow flies", using NI Ordnance Survey Maps, from the postcode on the application form to the school gates.  

* 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. <br/
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if information is supplied which is fournd to be false or misleading in any material way, the offer of a place will be withdrawn. 

When all places have been allocated a waiting list of unsuccessful applications will be kept for one school year only. The waiting list will consist of those applicants whose application was received by the closing date and who were unsuccessful at the time of allocation, in order identified at the time and on the basis of the above criteria. Late applications will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list in the date/time order as they were received. 

The criteria for admission to P1 will be used