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Admissions Criteria

ST COLUMBANUS’ COLLEGE

MAINTAINED CO-ED SECONDARY SCHOOL

BALLYMACONNELL ROAD

AGE RANGE: 11-18

BANGOR

ADMISSIONS NO: 115

BT20 5PU

ENROLMENT NO: 550

 

                                                                                                       

Principal: Mr Liam Perry BEd DASE BA MSSc ACEdMan PQH

Telephone No: 028 91270927

Chairperson Board of Governors: Mr Pat McCartan CBE MSc Dist. CFIPD

Fax No: 028 9127 3731

 

Email: info@stcolumbanuscollege.bangor.ni.sch.uk

 

             

 

 

OPEN EVENING INFORMATION

Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 7.00pm - Parents and P7 pupils are welcome to attend.

 

 

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

The Board of Governors draws up the admissions criteria and delegates to an Admissions Sub-Committee the responsibility for applying these criteria.  The Principal is a member of the Board of Governors and the Admissions Sub-Committee.  The Admissions Criteria is reviewed annually.

 

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

In the event that there are more applications than there are places available the following criteria will be applied in the order set down:

 

1      Pupils from any Catholic Maintained Primary School in Northern Ireland;

2      Pupils from any other Primary School in Northern Ireland.

 

In the event of the College being oversubscribed at a particular criterion, preference will be given in the following order of priority:-

 

  1. Pupils who at the time of application are siblings of present pupils enrolled in the College.

 

  1. Pupils who are the only child in the family or who are the eldest eligible child to apply to Post Primary School.  (Eligible means that on admission the pupil will be the eldest child in Post Primary School)

 

  1. All other pupils who give St Columbanus’ College as their 1st Preference School on the application form;

 

  1. All other pupils transferring to Post-Primary Education.

 

  1. Final placement will be determined on distance by foot from home to College as measured using maps.google.co.uk.

 

The criteria relating to the initial admission of pupils into Year 8 before the commencement of the 2017 school year will also be used for entry into Year 8 should admission become possible after the commencement of the 2017 school year.

 

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 the Transfer Form.

 

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 College maintains a Waiting List for applicants in all year groups.

 

  • When a place becomes available in Year 8 this will immediately be filled by the pupil who is top of the waiting list for that year group as determined through application of our normal admissions criteria for Year 8.

 

  • In Years 9 to 12 available places will be filled according to the College’s published “Criteria for transfer between schools (Years 9 – 12)” which can be accessed on our College website.

 

APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

 

Year

Admissions No

Total Applications ie. All preferences

Total Admissions

2014

90

118

90

2015

115

159

115

2016

115

116

116