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Admissions

 

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Contact the School Office on 02890482680 to arrange a visit and to see for yourself why generations of families have chosen Dundonald Primary School for their child's nursery and primary education. The Principal or the Vice-Principal will be delighted to give you a tour of the school and you can experience the day to day life of DPS.

 

 

Criteria for admission to Nursery

2020

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Important Dates:

The on-line application form for Nursery commencing 2020 will be available on Tuesday 7th January at 12noon. The application process and form will be detailed on the Education Authority website.

The closing date for on-line application is Thursday 30th January at 12noon. Any received after 12noon on the 30th January 2020 will be considered a late application.

As the pre-school admissions process is in two stages the timetable on the Education Authority also specifies the relevant dates at stage two which will determine if an application is to be considered as punctual or late.

As the Nursery Unit offers a morning or afternoon class, parents must indicate on the application form their preference i.e. AM or PM session.

 

Places in Nursery will be allocated according to the following criteria:

  1. Children from socially disadvantaged circumstances* who were born between 2nd July 2016 and 1st July 2017.
  2. Children born between 2nd July 2016 and 1st July 2017.

 

 

Sub Criteria - In the event that the school is oversubscribed in criteria 1-2 preference shall be given in the order set out below:

  1. Children with an older brother/sister* currently enrolled at Dundonald Primary School or Dundonald Nursery Unit. Please list name(s) and current class(es).

  2. Children whose parent(s) are employed to work within Dundonald Primary and Nursery Unit.

  3. Children who are the eldest* or only child in the family.

  4. Children who have had an older brother/sister* enrolled at Dundonald Primary School. Please list name(s) and last year of attendance.

 

*includes half-brother/sister, stepbrother/sister, foster brother/sister

*eldest child is defined as “children who, at the date of their application, are the eldest child of the family to be eligible to apply for admission to the school”

 

Supplementary Criteria

In the event of oversubscription in any of the above sub-criteria preference will be given, in the order set down, to children on the following basis:

  1. Dundonald Nursery Unit listed as first preference.

  2. Preference will be given to the child who lives closest to the main entrance of the school.

 

Distances will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address to the front door of the school using Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

 

Should there be any places remaining, applications will be considered for those children born between 2nd July 2017 and 1st July 2018, taken in chronological order (starting with the eldest). Where two or more children have the same date of birth, preference will be given to the child who lives closest to the front gate of the school. Distances will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address to the front door of the school using Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

 

Click on the following link to get further information on the online application process - https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions

 

 

 

Criteria for Admission to Primary One

2020

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Important Dates:

The on-line application form for Primary 1 commencing 2020 will be available on Tuesday 7th January at 12noon. The application process and form will be detailed on the Education Authority website.

The closing date for on-line application is Thursday 30th January at 12noon. Any received after 12noon on the 30th January 2020 will be considered a late application.

 

Places in Primary 1 will be allocated according to the following criteria:

  1. Preference will be given to those children with a brother /sister * currently in attendance at Dundonald Primary or children who currently attend Dundonald Primary School Nursery Unit. (Applicants must state the family member in attendance on the application form).

  2. Preference will be given to children who are the eldest* or only child in the family.

  3. Preference will be given to children whose brother / sister is a former pupil of the school.

  4. Preference will be given to children whose parent(s) are employed to work within the school.

 

*includes half-brother/sister, stepbrother/sister, foster brother/sister

*eldest child is defined as “children who, at the date of their application, are the eldest child of the family to be eligible to apply for admission to the school”

 

Sub Criteria:

In the event of oversubscription in any of the above sub-criteria preference will be given, in the order set down, to children on the following basis:

  1. Dundonald Primary School listed as first preference.

  2. Preference will be given to the child who lives closest to the main entrance of the school.

 

Distances will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address to the front door of the school using Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

 

Click on the following link to get further information on the online application process - https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions

 

 

 

 

Criteria for admission P2-P7

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Children can be admitted into these classes only if the total enrolment number has not been reached and if the number of each year group has not exceeded the Department of Education guidelines on permitted class sizes.

 

The criteria applicable for admission into Y2-Y7 classes will be in line with P1 criteria.

 

 

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