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Whitehouse Primary School, 2 Doagh Rd, Newtownabbey
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Primary 1 Criteria for September 2018

Admissions criteria to be used in the event of the school being oversubscribed. The criteria are listed in order of priority.

Children who are resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school.  

Children who have a sibling (half sibling, step sibling, foster sibling) attending Whitehouse Primary School     (Primary 1 to Primary 7) when applications are being processed.

Children who Whitehouse Primary School is their nearest primary school as decided by a straight line digital measurement using the post code address of their normal residence to the post code addresses of surrounding primary schools. Whitehouse Primary School & Nursery Unit will use the Northern Ireland Portal for Geographical Information (GI) decision making tool, Spatial N.I., to determine distances.

Children with a sibling (half sibling, step sibling, foster sibling) applying for, or been offered, a place in the Nursery Unit in September 2018.

Children of staff members and school Governors.

Children with a sibling (half sibling, step sibling, foster sibling) who were former pupils of Whitehouse Primary School (Primary 1 to Primary 7).

Children who live nearest to the school as decided by a straight line digital measurement using the post code address of their normal residence to the post code address of Whitehouse Primary School & Nursery Unit. Whitehouse Primary School & Nursery Unit will use the Northern Ireland Portal for Geographical Information (GI) decision making tool, Spatial N.I., to determine distances.

In the event of two or more children living the same distance from school, rank order will be determined on the basis outlined below:

Final selection will be on the basis of the initial letter of the surname as it appears on the birth certificate with pupils being selected in the order set out below. The order was determined by a randomised selection of letters generated by www.miniwebtool.

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 * This are a summary of the full criteria.  Copies of full criteria available upon request from the school office.