Admissions for September 2022

Please find below a link to the Education Authority website where you can find information about the Admissions Procedure for September 2022. 

Applications for P1 and Pre-School for September 2022 can be made online on the Education Authority's website from noon on Monday 10th January - noon on Friday 28th January 2022.


If you are applying for a place in P1 after the closing date or alternatively you are interested in a place for your child in another year group, please download, complete and submit the form below to

Please click on the image above to download our school prospectus for 2021 2022. 

Admissions Criteria for September 2022

Brownlee Primary School

  Controlled Primary School

Wallace Avenue



                                         Enrolment No. 196

BT27 4AA

                                         Admissions No. 28



Telephone:  028 9266 5635

Principal: Mr Colin Elliott


School Website:

        Chair of Board of Governors: Mr Gordon Lindsay

Open Day

Unfortunately, due to potential numbers involved, we will be unable to hold a traditional open day for prospective parents to visit the school. Our school website contains a video showing the day-to-day life of Brownlee Primary School, as well as photographs and other information. A PDF copy of the school’s prospectus is also available on the school’s website and a paper copy of this can be posted to prospective parents upon request. Individual appointments may be able to be made in order to view the school. Such appointments are subject to availability and can be made by contacting the school secretary.

Respective Functions of the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors draws up the admissions criteria and delegates the responsibility of its application to the Principal and senior clerical staff.

Admissions Criteria

During the admissions procedure when applying the criteria punctual applications will be considered before late applications are considered.   The application procedure opens on 10 January 2022 at 12noon (GMT) and an application submitted by the closing date of 28 January 2022 at 12noon (GMT) will be treated as a punctual application.   An application received after 12noon (GMT) on 28 January 2022 will be treated as a late application.

Year 1 Intake

Priority will be given to children who will have attained compulsory school age at the time of their proposed admission. If the school is over-subscribed, pupils will be admitted according to the following criteria in the order set down;

  1. Children with another child of the family currently in attendance at the school and living at the same address.*


  1. Children with another child of the family who will be attending the school at the commencement of the next school year and living at the same address.


  1. Children whose Parent/Guardian is currently a permanent member of staff in the school.


  1. Children who have another child of the family who previously attended the school.


  1. Children who have listed Brownlee Primary School as their first preference.


  1. Children who are the eldest or only child in the family.


  1. Children who have a parent who attended the school. (Dates of attendance should be included)


  1. Children who live closest to Brownlee Primary School, as measured by walking distance by Google Maps, will be given priority.  In the event of Google Maps not recognising an address, Bing Maps will be used.  Should the measure of distance prove to be inconclusive in any given instance, preference will be given to the older pupil.


* Child of the family as defined by the Department of Education and includes siblings, step siblings, fostered, orphaned and adopted children.

It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that information which is relevant to the above criteria is included on or with the application or provided to the first preference school.

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. 

If the requested evidence is not provided to the Board of Governors by the deadline given, this will result in the withdrawal of an offer of a place.  Similarly, 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

A Waiting List Policy exists for all unsuccessful applicants.  Should a vacancy arise after the Open Enrolment Procedure has concluded, all applications for admission to Brownlee Primary School that were initially refused along with new applications, late applications and applications where new information has been provided will be treated equally and the published criteria applied.  This waiting list will be in place until the end of the academic school year. Should a parent wish to remain on the waiting list beyond this period, an AP1 application form must be submitted to the school.

The school will contact parents if their child gains a place in the school by this method.  The names of all children who do not obtain a place in Brownlee Primary School will initially be added to the waiting list until the end of June 2022.  Please contact the school if you wish for your child’s name to be removed from the list.

Y2-Y7 Intake

As above.





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