Year 8 Admissions

Our Admissions Criteria for entry into Year 8 in September 2020.

RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND PRINCIPAL IN RELATION TO ADMISSIONS TO THE SCHOOL

In selecting pupils for Year 8 in September 2020, the Chairperson of the Board of Governors, or his nominee, in consultation with the Principal, will apply the following criteria in the order set down: 

The Board of Governors draws up the admissions criteria and delegates to an Admissions Sub-Committee, which includes the Principal, the responsibility for applying these criteria.  Any reference herein to the term the Board of Governors includes any Committee or Sub-Committee appointed by the Board of Governors for the purposes of applying the Admissions criteria set out herein. 

 

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

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 Transfer Form.  Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the college’s admissions criteria is stated on the Transfer Form or attached to it. 

 

Where reference is made to a sibling attending or who attended the college his/her name and current year group or years attended must be stated.  Where reference is made to a parent who attended the college, the name, or maiden name, if applicable, and the years of attendance must be stated. 

1 Applicants who have an older *sibling enrolled at the college at the date of completion of the Transfer Form. (must be named on the Transfer Form) 

2 Applicants who are transferring from the college's traditional feeder primary schools from Group A:  

GROUP A 

Ballyvester Kircubbin Integrated Portavogie Ballywalter Kirkistown St Anne’s, Donaghadee Carrowdore Loughries St Mary’s, Kircubbin Donaghadee Millisle Victoria, Ballyhalbert Greyabbey Portaferry Integrated

 

3 Applicants who are transferring from the college’s traditional feeder primary schools from Group B: 

GROUP B 

Abbey Castle Gardens Towerview Bangor Central Londonderry Victoria, Newtownards Bloomfield Newtownards Model West Winds, Newtownards 

 

4 Applicants who have had a sibling who previously attended the college. (They must be named on the Transfer Form) 

5 Applicants whose parent(s)** have attended the college. 

 

6   Pupils whose parent(s) is/are permanent employees of the college. 

 

7 Other pupils. 

 * includes all children permanently sharing a common home. 

Admissions criteria for entry September 2020 

Updated November 2019 www.eani.org.uk/admissions  

** includes those who have permanent parental responsibility.

 

APPLYING CRITERIA

In the event that there are fewer applicants complying with a particular criterion than there are places available or remaining, those applicants complying with that criterion will be admitted and the next criterion will be applied to the remaining applicants. 

 

In the event that there are more applicants complying with a particular criterion than there are places available or remaining, those applicants complying with that criterion will go forward to be considered under the next criterion and those not complying with that criterion will be eliminated. 

In the event that there are more applicants than there are places available or remaining on the application of the last criterion which can be applied, applicants will be selected for the remaining places on the basis of the tie breaker. 

 

TIE BREAKER 

If, following the application of the above criteria in order there comes a point where there are more children who meet a particular criterion than there are spaces available, priority will be given to children: 

A - Who list Glastry College as first preference non-selective post primary school then; 

 

B - Who list Glastry College as second preference non-selective post primary school then; 

 

C - For whom Glastry College is the nearest suitable school as measured by the Ordnance Survey web distance measurement tool. 

In all cases preference will be given to pupils whose permanent place of residence is Northern Ireland at the time of proposed admission to the College. 

 

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 form.  This information, if required, will be requested when the offer of a place is being made.  It is not necessary for parents to include verification information with their application.  The College will specify exactly what verification information is required and how it will be disclosed. 

 

The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide information within the deadlines set by the school 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 Transfer Form. 

 

WAITING LIST POLICY

The Criteria used to select pupils into Year 8 prior to the commencement of the 2020 school year will also be used for later entry into Year 8.  Pupils who were not admitted during the Transfer Procedure will be added to Glastry College’s waiting list at the request of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s).  Details of Glastry College’s Waiting List Policy which determines the criteria used to admit an applicant to Years 9 – 12, should a vacancy arise, may be obtained directly from the college or can be accessed on our college website.  

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