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St Colmcille’s PS / Bunscoil Cholmcille / Naíscoil & Nursery:

Admissions arrangements 2021

 

Parents are asked to apply for places online on the Education Authority’s (EA) website: https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions from Thursday 7 January to Thursday 29 January 2021.

 

A virtual meeting was held in the school on Wednesday 13th January at 7.00pm to explain the process. If you would like to join this meeting please send an email marked "Pre-school meeting" to pcush286@c2kni.net. Alternatively, give me a call at 028 807 61283 to discuss your application.

 

Further videos and guidance 

https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions/admissions-videos-and-guidance

 

Copies of the Nursery's and Naíscoil's and Year One's Admission Criteria are included below.

 

You can see from the table below that the school’s enrolment has been rising steadily over the last decade and is expected to continue for the next few years. 

 

 

11/12

12/13

13/14

14/15

15/16

16/17

17/18

18/19

19/20

19/20

20/21

Naíscoil (P/T)

16

16

16

21

16

21

24

18

24

24

24

Nursery (F/T)

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

30

30

30

Irish Medium

50

58

60

60

62

63

69

70

79

83

90

English Medium

218

220

222

230

233

241

254

260

300

305

332

Total

294

304

308

316

321

330

349

356

379

388

393

 

Pre-school meeting for parents' presentation 13 January 2021

Benefit Verification

What does Socially Disadvantaged mean?

Socially disadvantaged applies to a child whose parent is in receipt of any of the following benefits -

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • An award of Income Support which has been converted into an Employment and Support Allowance and the level of benefit remains the same
  • Universal Credit.

Legislation requires Pre-School providers to give priority to children in their final pre-school year who are from socially disadvantaged circumstances.

 

If you are claiming priority because of socially disadvantaged circumstances you MUST take the Benefit Verification Form below to your local Social Security/Jobs and Benefits Office where the information in Section B will be completed.

  • Complete one Benefit Verification form for each child.
  • If you do not have access to a printer the form will also be available on request from:-
  • When your form is completed and certified, you must then take or send it to the pre-school provider listed as your first preference to be received on or before 12 noon on Friday 5th February 2021

 

 

 

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