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Loanends Primary School, Crumlin, Co. Antrim



Authority for enrolment decisions shall be delegated to the Principal.

When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on the application or provided directly to the school. Parents/Guardians should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the application or provided directly to the first preference school. Examples of such information include whether the child has brothers/sisters attending the school, or is the eldest child in the family.



Admissions Number: 29

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.

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

  1. Children of compulsory school age who are resident in Northern Ireland at time of proposed admission.

  2. Children with a brother/half-brother or sister/half-sister currently or previously enrolled in the school or accepted for enrolment in September 2022.

  3. First child in the family to attend mainstream primary school.

  4. Children whose parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles are present employees.

  5. Children whose parent/guardian previously attended the school.

  6. Children living closest to the school. This will be measured by a straight line on an Ordnance Survey Map from the family home, at the time of application (on or before 28 January 2022) to the front pedestrian gates of the school.

The above criteria will also apply for admissions after the beginning of the school year in situations where the numbers of applications exceed the number of vacant places (if any).



Applicants should note that they may be required to produce documents verifying their address or other information pertinent to the school’s admission criteria.

The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide verifying documents according to the required deadline may result in either the withdrawal of a place or the inability of the school to offer a place.



Should a vacancy arise after placement letters have been issued, all applications for admission to Primary 1 that were initially refused, 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 year. The school will contact parents in writing if a child gains a place in the school by this method. A child’s name will be automatically added to the list. Parents should contact the school if they wish for their child to be removed from the list.

The school does not operate a Waiting List Policy for P2 – P7.



Pupils will be admitted to P2-P7 in accordance with the preference expressed by a parent if the school’s enrolment number or class size has not been exceeded, unless to do so would prejudice the efficient use of resources. The above criteria will also be used for admission of children from P2-P7.


Applications and Admissions to Primary 1

2019/2020     Total Applications - 31     Total Admissions - 29

2020/2021     Total Applications - 27     Total Admissions - 27

2021/2022     Total Applications - 30     Total Admissions - 29