Admissions for September 2023
Please find below a link to the Education Authority website where you can find information about the Admissions Procedure for September 2023.
Applications for P1 and Pre-School for September 2023 can be made online on the Education Authority's website from noon on Tuesday 10th January - noon on Friday 27th January 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the image above to download our school prospectus for 2023.
Admissions Criteria for September 2023
Brownlee Primary School
Controlled Primary School
Enrolment No. 196
Admissions No. 28
Telephone: 028 9266 5635
Mr Colin Elliott
School Website: www.brownleeprimary.org
Chair of Board of Governors:
Mr Gordon Lindsay
We are pleased to offer the opportunity for prospective parents to visit Brownlee Primary School on Thursday 8th December 2022. There will be two tours of the school, led by the principal and these will take place at 10.00am and 1.15pm. These tours will provide prospective parents with the opportunity to view the school on a normal working day. In order to accommodate all parents who wish to attend our Open Day, we are requesting that parents book a place, in advance, by calling the school secretary on 028 92665635 between 9.00am and 3.00pm. If there is a significant demand for places, then a further Open Day may be held during January 2023. Should this take place, details will be posted on the school’s website.
Our school website also contains a short, informative video illustrating the day-to-day life and atmosphere of Brownlee Primary School, as well as photographs and other information. A PDF copy of the school’s prospectus is also available on the website and a paper copy of this can also be collected from the school’s Reception Office.
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.
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 2023 at 12noon (GMT) and an application submitted by the closing date of 27 January 2023 at 12noon (GMT) will be treated as a punctual application. An application received after 12noon (GMT) on 27 January 2023 and up to 4 pm on 31 January 2023 will be treated as a late application, this is also the last date and time for processing a change of preference in exceptional circumstances. After 4 pm on 31 January 2023 no applications will be processed until after the close of procedure on 27 April 2023.
Year 1 Intake
Priority will be given to children who will have attained compulsory school age at the time of their proposed admission, including those children whose parents deferred their admission to primary school in September 2022 as defined by the new School Age (NI) Act (both groups to be treated equally).
Priority will be given to children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school before those who are not so resident.
If the school is over-subscribed, pupils will be admitted according to the following criteria in the order set down;
* 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 2023. Please contact the school if you wish for your child’s name to be removed from the list.