HOLYWOOD NURSERY SCHOOL
66 CHURCH ROAD
Telephone: 028 9042 5012
Principal: Ms C Majury BEd (Hons), DASE, PQH
Chair of Board of Governors: Mrs B K Todd
Admissions No. 78
Respective Functions of the Board of Governors
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.
Morning Session: 9.00 am - 11.30 am
Afternoon Session: 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm
An original birth certificate should accompany all applications.
If the school is over-subscribed, the following criteria will be applied in order 1-3:
1 Children from socially disadvantaged circumstances* who were born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015.
2 Children born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 - both dates inclusive.
3 Children born between 2 July 2015 and 1 July 2016 - both dates inclusive – eldest first. Where 2 or more children have the same date of birth final selection will be by lot.
Note: Children from ‘socially disadvantaged circumstances’ means a child whose parent is in receipt of (i) Income Support, or (ii) Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or (iii) an award of Income Support which has been converted into an Employment and Support Allowance and the level of benefit remains the same, or (iv) Universal Credit. When parents apply for places for their child on this basis they must have their application form stamped by the Social Security/Jobs and Benefits Office to confirm that they are in receipt of a qualifying payment.
In the event of over-subscription in criteria 1-2 the following sub-criteria will be applied in order. Preference will be given to:
(a) Children whose brother/half brother, sister/half sister currently attend the school, or have attended the school within the last three years;
(b) Children whose parent is a permanent employee at the school;
(c) Children who have listed Holywood Nursery School as first preference;
(d) Distance between the School and the parent(s)/guardian(s) permanent residential address with preference given to applications from children living in closest proximity to the school as measured as the crow flies, by Google Maps.
In the unlikely event of being unable to distinguish between the final two applicants (ie both having a permanent residential address being an identical distance from the school) then date of birth order will apply, oldest first. Any remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list in an order determined by their distance from the school, closest first, so that subsequent vacancies may be filled in line with DE guidelines and dates.
Parents who wish their child to be considered under any particular criterion should include on their application all the relevant information on or with the application. E.g. if applying under sub-criterion (a) relating to siblings who previously attended the school, please state the full name and year that the brother or sister attended under the “reason for preference” section.
Duty to Verify
Applicants should note that where an address contained within an application qualifies it for admission, then that address will be verified. To enable the Board of Governors to verify addresses, all applicants should provide any two of the following four documents with their application:
- A bank or building society statement which shows the permanent residence of the child;
- A utility bill (for instance, electricity, gas, tv licence, telephone) which shows the permanent residence of the child;
- A letter awarding child benefit to the child or another letter relating to this benefit;
- Current Driving License or Payslip.
This is in addition to the standard requirement to provide a birth certificate in order to demonstrate whether or not the child is of the age stated.
Original documents are required and not facsimiles or photocopies. Original documents will be verified and photocopied by the school at the time of submission of the application form and a receipt provided.
If information is supplied which appears to be false or misleading in any material way, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.
Waiting List Policy
Should a vacancy arise after 8 June 2018 applications will be considered in accordance with the waiting list policy which is available on request from the School.